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
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...
New Jersey Federation of Republican Women NJ Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Jersey NOW
National Organization for Women
NJ 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 Jersey Women's Legislative Caucus NJ Nonpartisan The New Jersey Women's Legislative Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus that focuses on legislation to enhance the quality of life for women and...
New Jersey Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NJ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1972, the New Jersey Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits and trains progressive...

New Leaders Council National 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 Atlanta
New Leaders Council
GA 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 Boston
New Leaders Council
MA 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 Chicago
New Leaders Council
IL 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 Des Moines IA 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 Los Angeles 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 Louisiana LA 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 Miami FL 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 Missoula
New Leaders Council
MT 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 New Jersey NJ 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 New York NY 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 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® 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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

NEW Leadership® Montana
Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center, University of Montana
MT
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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