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
A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy
IAFF Firefighters
MD Nonpartisan

Developed through FIREPAC, the IAFF Political Training Academy educates and assists campaign veterans and political newcomers alike on how to run...

Campaign Trainings
Maryland Democratic Party
MD Dem

The Maryland Democratic Party runs annual regional summits on various campaign-related topics, open to all Maryland Democrats.

Campaign Trainings
Maryland Republican Party
MD Rep

The Maryland Republican Party holds trainings about once a month on campaign-related topics. Training content and participants vary, with some...

Emerge Maryland MD Dem

Emerge Maryland is changing the face of Maryland politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected...

Leadership Maryland MD Nonpartisan Leadership Maryland is an organization designed to develop area leaders' individual interest, statewide knowledge, and leadership skills. Each year...
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...
Republican Campaign Training School
Maryland Federation for Republican Women
MD Rep

The Maryland Federation of Republican Women has provided a one-day training program for Republican women interested in running for office. ...

The LEADERship
Greater Baltimore Committee
MD Nonpartisan Founded in 1983, the Leadership Program of Baltimore is an annual leadership development program for 50 individuals selected from businesses, non-...
United Democratic Women of Maryland MD Dem

The United Democratic Women of Maryland encourages and trains Democratic women to run for and hold elective office, provides a voice for women to...

Womens Legislators of Maryland MD Nonpartisan

The Maryland Legislative Women's Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral women's caucus that sets a legislative agenda. The Caucus has also worked to...