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

Minnesota Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Minnesota Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI)
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
VA Nonpartisan

The Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) is a collaborative initiative of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and The VCU...

Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women MS Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Mississippi Federation of Republican Women MS Rep

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

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and Mississippi University for Women
MS Nonpartisan

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™ is a residential institute that develops college women’s public leadership skills, supports their engagement in...

Mississippi NOW
National Organization for Women
MS 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...

Missouri Federation of Women's Democratic Clubs MO Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Missouri Legislative Women's Caucus MO Nonpartisan
Missouri NOW
National Organization for Women
MO 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...

Missouri Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Missouri Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Modern Republican Women PAC National Rep

The Modern Republican Women PAC aims to appeal to Millennials and women by breaking the cycle of unsuccessful Republican Campaigns that have been...

Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
Montana Federation of Republican Women MT Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Montana Gender and Racial Balance Legislation MT Nonpartisan The Montana Code (2-15-108) establishes that as vacancies arise on any appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of state government,...
Montana NOW
National Organization for Women
MT 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...

MWPC Campaign Skills School
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the Massachussets Women's Political Caucus trains women from multiple parties in skills needed to run successful, effective...

N.E.W. Leadership™ Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center's Women's Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma
OK Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Oklahoma is a week long residential institute that educates women college students and inspires them to get involved in the...

National APAWLI Signature Fellowship
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women
CA Nonpartisan The National APAWLI Signature Program (Fellowship) selects Asian Pacific American women with 8+ years of work/community experience and who are...
National Congress of Black Women, Inc. National Nonpartisan

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural...

National Democratic Training Committee National Dem

The NDTC offers free, interactive online training for Democratic candidates running for office. We aim to empower any Democrat who wants to be...

National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs PAC National Nonpartisan Established in 1979, the nonpartisan Business and Professional Women Political Action Committee (BPW/PAC) helps shape the national agenda on working...
National Federation of Democratic Women National Dem Founded in 1971, the National Federation of Democratic Women works to unite women of the Democratic Party, promote the cause of the Democratic Party...
National Federation of Republican Women National Rep The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization. The organization promotes an informed public through...
National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) National

NFWL is an organization for elected women on city, county and state levels. Its mission is to provide strategic resources to elected women for...

National Organization for Women National Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
National Organization for Women PAC National Nonpartisan As an independent, non-partisan committee, NOW/PAC endorses candidates who take uncompromising stands on feminist issues -- including both women and...
National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) National

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of...

National Women's Political Caucus National Nonpartisan The National Women's Political Caucus is a multipartisan, multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the...
National Women's Political Caucus of California CA Nonpartisan The National Womens Poliltical Caucus of California works to increase womens participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train...
National Women's Political Caucus of California PAC CA Nonpartisan The National Womens Poliltical Caucus of California works to increase womens participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train...
National Women's Political Caucus of California, Los Angeles Westside PAC CA Nonpartisan

The National Womens Political Caucus of Californias Los Angeles Westside Political Action Committee meets throughout the year to interview...

National Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan NWPC-PAC supports pro-choice women candidates from around the country.
National Young Women's Leadership Conference
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan

The National Young Womens Leadership conference is an annual spring conference for campus activists, many affiliated with FMFs Choices Campus...

Native Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan

The Native Women's Political Caucus promotes and supports Native women running for local, state, and federal offices.

NC Women United NC Nonpartisan

NC Women United (NCWU) is a coalition of progressive organizations and individuals working to achieve the full political, social, and economic...

NCAWA Nominating and Public Service Committee
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
NC Nonpartisan

The Nominating and Public Service Awards Committee assists women attorneys in their quest to be appointed to judicial and other appointed...

Nebraska Federation of Democratic Women NE Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Nebraska Federation of Republican Women NE Rep

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

Nebraska NOW
National Organization for Women
NE 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...
Nevada Federation of Republican Women NV Rep

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

Nevada NOW
National Organization for Women
NV 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...

New American Leaders National Nonpartisan

Program Description: New American Leaders is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use...

New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women NH Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Hampshire Gender Balance Legislation NH Nonpartisan New Hampshire Statute (21: 33-a) establishes that gender may be a consideration in the appointment of all state boards, commissions and councils.
New Jersey AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program NJ Nonpartisan

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) directs the Labor Candidates Program to instruct union members about fund-...

New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women NJ Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...

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