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
Leadership Michigan
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
MI Nonpartisan

Leadership Michigan is a seven-month program emphasizing community leadership.  Selected applicants participate in six sessions from April through...

Leadership Minnesota
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Established in 2000, Leadership Minnesota is an educational program that provides participants with a better understanding of the dynamics of...
Leadership Mississippi
Mississippi Economic Council
MS Nonpartisan Leadership Mississippi is designed to build a strong, diverse network of leaders from every corner of the state to enhance civic engagement....
Leadership Missouri
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
MO Nonpartisan

Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen...

Leadership Montana
The Montana Chamber Foundation
MT Nonpartisan Leadership Montana offers a nine-month program of personal and trustee leadership development and business and policy education. Forty selected...
Leadership Montgomery
Leadership Institute
AL Nonpartisan Leadership Montgomery is an issues and skills-oriented leadership development program designed to inform, motivate and increase the awareness of...
Leadership Nashville
Leadership Nashville Foundation
TN Nonpartisan The Leadership Nashville Foundation was founded in 1976 as an independent executive leadership program to give community leaders a three-dimensional...
Leadership New Hampshire NH Nonpartisan

Developed in 1992, Leadership New Hampshire (LNH) was created to identify emerging leaders and motivate them concerning statewide issues and...

Leadership New Mexico NM Nonpartisan Leadership New Mexico encourages program graduates to assume leadership roles on community and statewide issues and develop networks for effective...
Leadership New York
Coro New York Leadership Center
NY Nonpartisan

Leadership New York (LNY) is a civic leadership development program run by Coro for mid-career professionals from diverse backgrounds, sectors and...

Leadership Newark NJ Nonpartisan Leadership Newark is a 2-year fellowship program for qualified professionals committed to the Greater Newark community. The program provides a forum...
Leadership North Carolina NC Nonpartisan Leadership North Carolina informs, develops and engages committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and...
Leadership Ohio OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1992, Leadership Ohio brings together leaders from multiple disciplines in each of the 13 regions of Ohio to expose them to...

Leadership Oklahoma OK Nonpartisan Established in 1986, Leadership Oklahoma is an annual program bringing together 50 of the state's most outstanding leaders for ten issues-oriented...
Leadership Oklahoma City OK Nonpartisan Leadership Oklahoma City is an organization dedicated to increasing the number and skills of community leaders in the Oklahoma City region. Through...
Leadership Omaha
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
NE Nonpartisan Leadership Omaha is a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce emphasizing community leadership. Forty-three to 48 participants are selected...
Leadership Philadelphia
Leadership Institute
PA Nonpartisan The Core Program consists of eleven day-long seminar sessions from September through June. Meetings generally consist of a morning listening to local...
Leadership Pipeline
Foundation for Women's Resources
TX Nonpartisan

Created in 1996, Power Pipeline provides emerging women leaders with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced women leaders. It...

Leadership Pittsburgh PA Nonpartisan

Leadership Pittsburgh (LP) is a nine-month program for established senior leaders from public and private sectors to develop their skills and...

Leadership Plano TX Nonpartisan

Established in 1983, Leadership Plano is a nine-month community leadership development program designed to increase individual and community...

Leadership Portland
Portland Business Alliance
OR Nonpartisan

Leadership Portland is a program designed to develop community leaders. Participants attend eight monthly program days, in addition to an opening...

Leadership Raleigh
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
NC Nonpartisan

Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program where participants are educated on community issues, develop leadership skills, and are exposed to...

Leadership Rhode Island RI Nonpartisan Founded in 1981, Leadership Rhode Island educates leaders in multiple sectors on the critical issues facing Rhode Island. Fifty individuals are...
Leadership Rochester NY Nonpartisan Founded in 1990, Leadership Rochester is a nine-month program to provide established and emerging leaders with knowledge and access to resources,...
Leadership San Antonio
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan

Leadership San Antonio is a jointly sponsored program of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of...

Leadership San Francisco
Leadership Institute
CA Nonpartisan Leadership San Francisco (LSF) is an organization dedicated to educating and developing community trustees who will make significant contributions to...
Leadership South Carolina SC Nonpartisan

Established in 1979 by the Governor's Office and the South Carolina business community, Leadership South Carolina is a statewide leadership...

Leadership Southern California
Southern California Leadership Network, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
CA Nonpartisan Leadership Southern California (LSC) enrolls approximately 40 interviewed and selected mid- to senior-level executives annually in a 10-month...
Leadership Southern Indiana IN Nonpartisan Leadership Southern Indiana educates Indiana residents about their community, identifies ways to improve the communitys services and effectiveness,...
Leadership St. Louis
FOCUS St. Louis
MO Nonpartisan

Founded in 1976, Leadership St. Louis (LSL) is a nine-month leadership development program dedicated to community improvement.  Emerging and...

Leadership St. Paul
St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Leadership Saint Paul (LSP) is an annual ten-month adult learning program centered on community leadership that prepares, challenges and engages...
Leadership St. Pete
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
FL Nonpartisan

Leadership St. Pete (LSP) is a six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through an in-depth introduction to...

Leadership Tallahassee
Leadership Institute
FL Nonpartisan Established in 1983, Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long educational program for adults designed to educate and engage community leaders. Twenty-...
Leadership Tampa
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
FL Nonpartisan Leadershipi Tampa is a nine-month program developing participants community awareness and leadership skills. Fifty to 60 class members are chosen...
Leadership Texas
Foundation for Women's Resources
TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1983, Leadership Texas, a program of the Foundation for Womens Resources, identifies and develops Texas' women leaders by providing...

Leadership Toledo OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1980, Leadership Toledo is a non-profit organization that fosters leadership and involvement in the Greater Toledo area. Its adult...

Leadership Tomorrow
Leadership Institute
WA Nonpartisan

Leadership Tomorrow prepares, challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders through leadership development for the benefit of the Puget...

Leadership Tulsa OK Nonpartisan Leadership Tulsa is a nonprofit organization promoting leadership development and community engagement. The flagship Leadership Tulsa adult program...
Leadership Twin Cities
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Leadership Twin Cities is a nine-month program designed to provide emerging community leaders with an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting...
Leadership Utah UT Nonpartisan

Leadership Utah is a year-long program designed by the Salt Lake Chamber to provide opportunities for business leaders to learn more about...

Leadership West Virginia
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
WV Nonpartisan Leadership West Virginia is a statewide program to develop, strengthen and connect emerging leaders for the Mountain State. Each year, 50 leaders are...
Leadership Wichita
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
KS Nonpartisan Introduced in 1983, Leadership Wichita identifies and trains local leaders to take increasingly significant roles in the community. Each year, a...
Leadership Winston-Salem NC Nonpartisan Leadership Winston-Salem is a nine-month community leadership development program for emerging and existing community leaders. Selected participants...
Leadership Wisconsin WI Nonpartisan Established in 1983, Leadership Wisconsin develops state leaders in communities, businesses, and government. Forty-eight fellows are chosen to...
Leadership Women TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1973, the Foundation for Women's Resources works with program affiliates and women leaders to advance and improve the personal, economic...
Leadership Wyoming
Wyoming Heritage Foundation and the University of Wyoming
WY Nonpartisan Formed in 1999, Leadership Wyoming is a nine-month educational program for a diverse group of approximately 40 Wyoming leaders, ages under 30 to over...
League of Women Voters of North Carolina NC Nonpartisan

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina is a nonpartisan member supported, political organization. The League encourages informed and active...

League of Women Voters of Oregon OR Nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in...
League of Women Voters of Texas TX Nonpartisan

The League of Women Voters of Texas, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and...

Leap into Leadership
Wyoming Womens Legislative Caucus
WY Nonpartisan The Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus hosts the annual Leap into Leadership event at the Wyoming State Capitol in partnership with Equality State...

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