Ninety nations currently surpass the United States in the percentage of women serving in the national legislature. In the U.S. Congress, 83 percent of those serving are men. Three-quarters of statewide elected officials and state legislators are men. Men occupy the governor's mansion in 44 of the 50 states. And men run City Hall in 92 of the largest 100 cities across the country.
Don't like the numbers?
Want to close the gender gap in political leadership?
Apply to the Women & Politics Institute's WeLEAD Program!
Don't live in DC? Over the age cut-off?
Tell a friend, colleague, or relative to apply!
WeLEAD is a bipartisan leadership training program for women, between the ages of 21 and 27, who are interested in working in politics or running for office in the future. The program empowers young women, ignites their passions, and prepares them to succeed in politics and public service.
- Program graduates are employed in the White House administration, congressional offices, campaign consulting firms, lobbying firms, and non-profit organizations.
- Monthly workshops focus on campaigns and elections, political communication, fundraising, public policy, and professional development.
- Evening events provide WeLEADers with opportunities to network with each other, previous program graduates, and prominent women in politics and public service.
Applications are due Monday, April 16th.
Email Jennifer Lawless at email@example.com with any questions.