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
Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus GA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1990, the formal bipartisan, bicameral Georgia Legislative Womens Caucus brings women members of the Georgia House and Senate together...

Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI)
YWCA of Greater Atlanta
GA Nonpartisan

Women from diverse backgrounds are selected to participate in a year-long Institute to learn how to develop and support policy proposals that...

Georgia's WIN List GA Dem

Georgia's WIN List is a political action committee that provides financial, strategic and political support to Democratic women running for...

Georgia's WIN List GA Dem

Georgia's WIN List is a political action committee that provides financial, strategic and political support to Democratic women running for...

Get Her Elected National

Get Her Elected (GHE) is an initiative where people from all over the world offer their skills pro bono to progressive women candidates running...

Gracie's List ID Nonpartisan Gracie's List supports progressive women candidates in Idaho.
Grassroots Campaign Training
California Democratic Party
CA Dem The California Democratic Party regularly hosts two-day comprehensive campaign trainings for grassroots activists across the state with locations...
Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus MO Nonpartisan

The Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus PAC supports pro-choice women candidates for state and local office.

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge MO Nonpartisan

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge is an annual traveling symposium designed to bring together women leaders from global corporations, small...

Greater Tuscon Leadership
Leadership Institute
AZ Nonpartisan

Greater Tucson Leadership exists to inform, educate and sensitize current and emerging leaders about key issues affecting Greater Tucson and to...

Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus HI Nonpartisan

This Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus is formal, bipartisan, and bicameral caucus that presents a legislative agenda to the leadership and the...

Her Term GA Dem

Her Term is a Georgia-based initiative created to recruit women to run for public office at the local, state, and national levels. Our name...

Higher Heights for America National Nonpartisan

Higher Heights Leadership Fund is investing in a long-term strategy to expand and support Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and...

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) CA

The goal of HOPE’s Education programs is to promote and develop empowered Latinas.  Key outcomes include creating a pipeline of Latina leaders and...

HOPE Leadership Institute
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
CA Nonpartisan

 The HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI) is the first and only statewide leadership program specifically designed for professional Latinas in...

ICAN Women's Leadership Conference
the Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN)
NE Nonpartisan

The annual ICAN Women's Leadership conference is a one-day program that educates women about the important tools for leadership, inspires them to...

Idaho Federation of Republican Women ID Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Idaho NOW
National Organization for Women
ID Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
IDW Campaign Training
Illinois Democratic Women
IL Dem

Founded in 1971 to work for more equitable representation and participation of Democratic women in all levels of the Democratic Party and at all...

IGNITE National, CA Nonpartisan

Through college and high school chapters and programming, conferences, and fellowships, IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready...

IGNITE National, CA Nonpartisan

Through college and high school chapters and programming, conferences, and fellowships, IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready...

Illinois Council of Women Legislators (COWL) IL Nonpartisan The Conference of Women Legislators is a non-profit organization that encourages female legislators from both sides of the aisle to work in a bi-...
Illinois Democratic Women IL Dem Founded in 1971 to work for more equitable representation and participation of Democratic women in all levels of the Democratic Party and at all...
Illinois Federation of Republican Women IL Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Illinois NOW
National Organization for Women
IL Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership IL Dem

The Illinois Womens Institute for Leadership (IWIL) is an educational organization that exists to encourage and train women to become effective...

Indiana Federation of Republican Women IN Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Indiana Leadership Association IN Nonpartisan Founded in 1991, the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) is an organization providing information, partnership, networking, consulting, training and...
Indiana Leadership Forum IN Rep

Founded in 1993, the Indiana Leadership Forum works to prepare indiana leaders for politics, providing training on why politics matters,...

Indiana NOW
National Organization for Women
IN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...

Institute for Civic Leadership ME Nonpartisan

The Institute for Civic Leadership offers a series of leadership programs including:  A 15-day Leadership Intensive held over the course of 9...

Institute for Community Leadership NC Nonpartisan The Institute for Community Leadership is Fayetteville and Cumberland County's joint community leadership program. It is designed to provide local...
Iowa Gender Balance Legislation IA Nonpartisan The Iowa General Assembly passed gender balance legislation (HF 243) in 2009, requiring that all appointive boards, commissions, committees and...
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership
Women's Resource and Action Center, University of Iowa
IA Nonpartisan

Iowa NEW Leadership is an intensive six-day residential institute that develops college womens public leadership skills, supports their engagement...

Iowa National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization for Women
IA Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Iowa Women Lead Change IA Nonpartisan

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) is the state’s premier leadership organization for women, offering comprehensive leadership resources including...

Kansas Advancing Women KS Nonpartisan Kansas Advancing Women is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to electing progressive women candidates.
Kansas Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs KS Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Kansas Federation of Republican Women KS Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Kansas Leadership Center Programs
Kansas Health Foundation
KS Nonpartisan Founded in 2007, the Kansas Leadership Center focuses on civic leadership training and development across generations, political aisles, geographic...
Kentucky Federation of Republican Women KY Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Kentucky NOW
National Organization for Women
KY Nonpartisan
Kentucky Republican Women's Roundtable KY Rep The Kentucky Women's Roundtable is a series intended to train potential women candidates for public office, in addition to serving as a resource for...
Kentucky Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
KY Nonpartisan The Kentucky Womens Political Caucus (KWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a bipartisan grassroots association whose purpose...
Kentucky Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
KY Nonpartisan The Kentucky Womens Political Caucus (KWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a bipartisan grassroots association whose purpose...
Latina Appointments Collaborative
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
CA Nonpartisan

The goal of the Latina Appointments Collaborative is to increase Latina civic engagement through strategic trainings tailored to the region. By...

Latinas Lead California CA Nonpartisan

A non-partisan organization, Latinas Lead California is the state's first political action committee dedicated to raising funds to support Latinas...

Latinas Lead Initiative
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
National

The Latinas Lead Initiative aims to boost the numbers of Latina state legislators nationwide and to ensure that incumbent Latina legislators have...

Lead New Jersey NJ Nonpartisan Leadership New Jersey educates statewide professionals and leaders on issues most important to the state. Fifty professionals who are also civic...
Leadership Akron OH Nonpartisan Leadership Akron is a leadership development class that meets once-monthly to educate class members about vital aspects of the greater Akron...

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