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
New Leaders Council Orange County CA Nonpartisan

New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...

New Leaders Council Philadelphia PA Nonpartisan

New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...

New Leaders Council Rhode Island RI Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
New Leaders Council Sacramento CA Nonpartisan

New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...

New Leaders Council San Diego/ San Diego Leadership Alliance CA Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
New Leaders Council San Francisco CA Nonpartisan

New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...

New Leaders Council Silicon Valley CA Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
New Leaders Council St. Louis
New Leaders Council
MO Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
New Leaders Council Washington, DC DC Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
NEW Leadership Montana
Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center, University of Montana
MT
NEW Leadership™ Development Network
Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University
National Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ is a week-long residential institute designed to empower college women to become involved in the political process. Participants...

NEW Leadership™ Eastern Washington
Washington State University - Spokane and Gonzaga University
WA Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™-Washington  is a residential institute designed to empower college women to become involved in the political process. Participants...

NEW Leadership™ Idaho
School of Public Service, Boise State University
ID Nonpartisan

The centerpiece of the NEW Leadership™ Idaho program is a 6-day summer institute that will bring together 24-32 college students from across the...

NEW Leadership™ Illinois
Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago and Conference of Women Legislators
IL Nonpartisan

The NEW Leadership™ summer institute is an intensive residential program that educates college women about politics and policy making and inspires...

NEW Leadership™ Maine
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
ME Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Maine is a six-day, non-partisan residential training program provided at no cost to undergraduate college women throughout the...

NEW Leadership™ Nevada
Women's Research Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
NV Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Nevada is a six-day summer institute that brings together 25 college students from across the state to learn about women's...

NEW Leadership™ New Jersey
CAWP
NJ Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is a residential summer institute designed to empower about 35 college women each year to become involved in the...

NEW Leadership™ New York
Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
NY Nonpartisan

The NEW Leadership™ New York is an intensive residential program that educates college women about politics and policy making and inspires them to...

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for college...

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for college...

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for college...

NEW Leadership™ Ohio
John Glenn College of Public Policy, Ohio State University
OH Nonpartisan

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

NEW Leadership™ Oregon
Center for Women's Leadership, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
OR Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Oregon is the women's leadership development program housed at the Center for Women, Politics & Policy at Portland State...

NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University
PA Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is an intensive, week-long, residential leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and empower young...

NEW Leadership™ South Carolina
Winthrop University/College of Charleston/Coastal Carolina University
SC Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ South Carolina is a residential program that gives college women the knowledge and skills to become effective leaders in politics...

NEW Leadership™ Texas
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Women's and Gender Studies
TX Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Texas brings together college women from across the political spectrum to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics....

New Mexico Federation of Republican Women NM Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Mexico NOW
National Organization for Women
NM 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 York Federation of Republican Women NY Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New York NOW
National Organization for Women
NY 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 York State Legislative Women's Caucus NY Nonpartisan The bi-partisan, bicameral New York State Legislative Women's Caucus focuses on a shared legislative agenda. Through the Caucus, women state...
New York Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

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

New York Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

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

NewPower PAC GA Nonpartisan

NewPower PAC is a nonpartisan organization that is motivated by the scarcity of women in elective or appointed office in the state of Georgia. Our...

North Carolina Federation of Republican Women NC Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
North Carolina Joint Women's Legislative Caucus NC Nonpartisan

The North Carolina Women's Legislative Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus of women legislators.

North Carolina Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NC Nonpartisan

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

North Dakota Gender Balance Legislation ND Nonpartisan The North Dakota Century Code (54-06-19) establishes that to the extent possible all boards, commissions, committees, and councils shall be gender...
NWPC Florida FL Nonpartisan

NWPCFL is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's political participation by increasing the number of pro-choice women in...

Ohio Federation of Republican Women OH Rep

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) is a federated club of the National Federation of Republican Women, providing political education,...

Ohio National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization for Women
OH Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Ohio Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

Ohio Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinatti Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women OK Rep

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

Oregon Federation of Democratic Women OR Dem

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

Oregon Federation of Republican Women OR Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Oregon Women's Campaign School
Oregon Women's Campaign School
OR Nonpartisan

The Oregon Womens Campaign School is a biennial skill-building weekend in Portland for pro-choice candidates, campaign staff and activists of any...

Oregon Women's Legislative Caucus OR Dem

The Women’s Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon builds and sustains inclusive relationships and networks with Democratic women. The Women's...

PAM's List NJ Dem

Founded in 1993, PAM's List raises funds through a donor network to support pro-choice, viable, Democratic women candidates for the New Jersey...

Pathway to Politics
Center for Women
SC

The Center for Women (C4W) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves to help educate and advocate so that women in South Carolina have...

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