Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
EDF Action Campaign Academy
EDF Action
National Nonpartisan

EDF Action Campaign Academy gives candidates the tools they need to connect the environment to their local campaigns.  Participants will learn...

Elect Her-Campus Women Win National Nonpartisan Elect HerCampus Women Win encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW...
Elect Women Magazine National Nonpartisan

ElectWomen Magazine is a non-partisan online media site that provides campaign tips, stories and resources to women running for political office...

Electing Women Alliance National

The Electing Women Alliance is a national network of local giving groups that harness the collective power of women to support women candidates....

Electing Women PAC National Dem

Electing Women is a Federal Political Action Committee based in Denver, Colorado. Electing Women is dedicated to raising money for pro-choice...

Ella's List CT Dem
Emerge Alabama
Emerge America
AL Dem

Emerge Alabama inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Their goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in...

Emerge America National Dem Emerge America is a political leadership training program for Democratic women held in states throughout the country. The Emerge mission is to...
Emerge Arizona
Emerge America
AZ Dem Arizona Emerge, part of the Emerge America Network, is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in Arizona. The Emerge mission...
Emerge California
Emerge America
CA Dem Sponsored by Emerge America Emerge California, an affiliate of Emerge America, is a political candidate training program for Democratic women in...
Emerge Colorado CO Dem

Emerge Colorado is changing the face of Colorado politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to...

Emerge Connecticut CT Dem

Emerge recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

Emerge Kentucky
Emerge America
KY Dem Emerge Kentucky is a political leadership program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify,...
Emerge Louisiana
Emerge America
LA Dem

Emerge Louisiana recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

Emerge Maine
Emerge America
ME Dem Emerge Maine is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify...
Emerge Maryland MD Dem

Emerge Maryland is changing the face of Maryland politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected...

Emerge Massachusetts
Emerge America
MA Dem Emerge Massachusetts is a political leadership program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify,...
Emerge Michigan MI Dem

Emerge Michigan is changing the face of politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to...

Emerge Nevada
Emerge America
NV Dem Emerge Nevada is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify...
Emerge New Jersey NJ Dem

Emerge New Jersey is a political leadership training program for Democratic women. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire...

Emerge New Mexico
Emerge America
NM Dem Emerge New Mexico is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to...
Emerge New York
Emerge America
NY Dem

Emerge New York recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

Emerge Oregon
Emerge America
OR Dem Emerge Oregon is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify...
Emerge Pennsylvania PA Dem

Emerge Pennsylvania is changing the face of PA politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected...

Emerge South Carolina
Emerge America
SC Dem

Emerge South Carolina, part of the Emerge America Network, is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in South Carolina. The...

Emerge Tampa Bay
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
FL Nonpartisan

Emerge Tampa Bay  is a leadership program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35.  The program...

Emerge Tennessee TN Dem

Program Description: Emerge Tennessee, founded in 2016, is the premier campaign-training program for Democratic women in the state. The Emerge...

Emerge Vermont VT Dem

Emerge Vermont is a political leadership training program for Democratic women. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic...

Emerge Virginia VA Dem

Emerge Virginia is changing the face of Virginia politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to...

Emerge Washington
Emerge America
WA Dem

Emerge Washington is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to...

Emerge Wisconsin
Emerge America
WI Dem Emerge Wisconsin is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to...
EMILY's List National Dem

EMILY's List is a political network committed to a three-pronged strategy to elect pro-choice Democratic women: recruiting and funding viable...

Empowered Women National Rep

Empowered Women gives voice to a new generation of Conservative American women.  We are a positive, proactive platform that celebrates women as...

Excellence in Public Service Series National Rep

Founded in 1989 as the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series in Indiana, this network of state programs encourages, mentors, and...

Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Coro North California
CA Nonpartisan

For 70 years, the Coro Fellows Program has equipped emerging leaders with the tools, knowledge, and networks to create positive change for a...

Feminist Majority Foundation National Nonpartisan

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public...

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance program is active in several college campuses nationwide, where Campus Organizers help students build and...
Feminist Majority PAC National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority PAC was founded in 2002 to support Congressional candidates who will carry the banner of womens rights. Feminist Majority PAC...
First Ask National Dem

We are a group of organizers from Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Deeply concerned about women's electoral progress in the aftermath of the...

Florida Federation of Republican Women FL Rep

The Florida Federation of Republican Women (FFRW) is a chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, committed to political education...

Florida NOW
National Organization for Women
FL Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Florida Women's Legislative Caucus FL Nonpartisan The Florida Women's Legislative Caucus is a formal, bipartisan, bicameral caucus of women legislators.
Florida Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...

Florida Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Women's Political Caucus PAC supports women candidates for elected and appointed office. 

Florida Women's Political Network FL Rep The Florida Women's Political Network is an affiliate of the National Republican Women's Network that works to educate women on local, state and...
Frontline Leaders Academy
Young Elected Officials Network
National Nonpartisan The Front Line Leaders Academy, sponsored by the Young Elected Officials Network, is an annual campaign leadership development program for...
Frontrunners: Women with political ambition
UMN Center on Women and Public Policy
MN Nonpartisan Front Runners is a network of women interested in making change through a political life. Women meet monthly for networking, inspiration, confidence...
Gender Balanced Appointments Act IL Nonpartisan The Gender Balanced Appointments Act establishes that all appointments to boards, commissions, committees and councils of the state be gender...
Gender Parity Legislation National Nonpartisan Currently, nine states have legislation requiring or encouraging gender parity on state and/or local boards and commissions: CT, IA, IL, MT, ND, NH,...
Georgia Federation of Democratic Women GA Dem The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women works to: Strengthen all facets of the Democratic Party and women's participation in it; Promote the...

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