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 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...
LGBTQ Victory Institute Candidate and Campaign Training
Victory Institute
National Nonpartisan

Founded in 1993, the LGBTQ Victory Institute runs candidate and campaign trainings that provide comprehensive, nonpartisan training to present and...

Lillian's List NC Dem

Lillian's List of North Carolina is a statewide independent political committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the North...

Lillian's List NC Dem

Lillian's List of North Carolina is a statewide independent political committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the North...

Lone Star Parity Project TX Nonpartisan

A non-partisan online publication dedicated to sharing the stories of women involved in Texas politics with hopes of brining gender parity across...

Los Angeles African American Women PAC CA Dem Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) is dedicated to endorsing and supporting California...
Louisiana Center for Women and Government LA Nonpartisan

The Louisiana Center for Women and Government and Business at Nicholls State University encourages and promotes the leadership of women by...

Louisiana Federation of Republican Women LA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus LA Nonpartisan The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus is a formal, bipartisan caucus that comprises the women in the Louisiana Legislature who share a collective...
Louisiana NOW
National Organization for Women
LA 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...
LPAC National Dem

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice...

LUPE Fund Inc. NJ Nonpartisan

LUPE Fund Inc.'s mission is to educate, empower, and engage Latinas in order to promote leadership and civic engagement. LUPEPAC supports...

LUPE PAC NJ Nonpartisan

Lupe PAC's mission is to increase Latinas participation in the political process in the State of New Jersey; increase the number of progressive...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Madam for America PAC ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, MI, OH, IL Nonpartisan

Madam for America PAC a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to helping to identify, recruit, train, elect, and appoint Black women at...

Maggie's List FL Rep Maggies List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...
Maggie's List PAC National Rep

Maggie's List was created in 2010 as a federal PAC to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...

Maine Federation of Republican Women ME Rep

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

Maine Women's Policy Center ME Nonpartisan

The Maine Women's Policy Center (MWPC) is committed to systemic change by organizing, training, and supporting women to effectively participate in...

MANA, A National Latina Organization National Nonpartisan

MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community...

MANA, A National Latina Organization DC Nonpartisan MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service,...
Maria's Women United NJ Dem

A Maria Barnaby Greenwald Legacy; Uniting, Promoting, Mentoring and Empowering Democratic Women of South Jersey

Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus UT Nonpartisan

The Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus is made up of current and former Utah legislators; named for the Utahn who was the first US woman elected to a...

Mary Ann's List DE Dem

Mary Ann's List works to elect pro-choice progressive women from across the state of Delaware at every level of government.

Maryland Federation of Republican Women MD Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators was formed in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to...

Massachusetts NOW MA 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...
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a multipartisan organization that...

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC provides support to qualified, pro-choice women candidates running for legislative and statewide...

MassGAP
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP) was founded in 2002 as a bi-partisan coalition of womens groups whose purpose is to...

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