PLEN is pleased to be able to work with partners that share our mission for getting more women into leadership roles in the public arena. Please take a moment to visit our affiliated organizations:
Advancing Women’s Political Leadership:
The 2012 Project is a national, non-partisan coordinated campaign to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures by leveraging the once-in-a-decade opportunities of 2012. The 2012 Project identifies and engages potential candidates through targeted outreach to executive-level, accomplished women in the private and public sectors who have not previously considered running for office. With help from a faculty of formerly and currently elected women and over 80 allied organizations, The 2012 Project connects these potential candidates to the resources and information they need to launch their bids for office.
NEW Leadership™ is the Center for American Women and Politic’s national initiative to educate and empower the next generation of women leaders. NEW Leadership™ teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy.
Rachel’s Network is a national nonprofit network of women funders at the intersection of environment, philanthropy, and women’s leadership. Named in honor of Rachel Carson, Rachel’s Network’s mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. Network members are foundation presidents, board directors, and business and community leaders committed to building productive alliance among women philanthropists and using peer networking to maximize our influence.
Running Start is a 501c3 non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young women and girls to participate in politics and to run for elected office. Founded in 2007, Running Start was inspired by the reality that the pool of young women running for elected office was far too small. To transform the make-up of the political leaders in our country, we need to start educating women about politics earlier in their lives. Running Start provides young women and girls with the skills and confidence they need to become political leaders.
She Should Run in Action informs individuals about the state of women in public office and mobilizes them to take action. Our online movement provides a tool to formally ask women to consider entering public life. The result is a powerful pipeline of women eager to learn more about a career in politics, from school boards to state legislatures to Congress. It is party neutral and designed with massive impact in mind.
Tranquil Space Foundation, a Washington DC-based non-profit, focuses on expanding opportunities for girls and women to develop their inner voice through yoga, creativity, and leadership activities. Its signature program, TranquilTeens, provides workshops for teenage girls through partnerships with schools and community organizations. Tranquil Space Foundation also contributes to programs and organizations aligned with its mission.
Leading Ladies’ Network (LLN) is a non-profit women’s leadership development organization based in Accra, Ghana established to cultivate leadership among women in Ghana, rally women to engage in social change projects, promote dialogue and advocacy on issues particular to the development of women in Africa, and encourage a positive, equitable relationship between African men and women.
The Hot Mommas® Project is “Confidence 101″ for young women and their champions. The award-winning social venture pairs the world’s largest digital case library of female role models with teaching tools to increase women’s confidence up to 200%.
is a network of men and women leaders in emergency management and civil defense organizations; leaders in our local, state, tribal, and federal governments; critical infrastructure facilities; voluntary, faith, and community-based organizations; private and nonprofit sectors; academia; and professional associations. Our shared vision is “Women and men leaders creating global emergency management systems, ‘whole community’ initiatives, and collaborative partnerships that promote safer, resilient, sustainable, and prepared, diverse communities.“
Ladies DC (LDC) is the premier young women’s professional networking group in Washington, D.C.
The Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) is an invitational mentoring alliance of professional women learning, exchanging and advancing at every stage of their lives and careers. This dynamic organization makes meaningful connections between women working in professional services firms through events, education and mentoring.
Women in Government Relations, Inc. (WGR) is one of the most respected non-profit, non-partisan government relations associations in the Washington metropolitan area. WGR’s over 750 members include women and men at all professional levels representing corporations, trade associations and professional societies, law firms, lobbying firms, non-profit groups and federal, state and local governments.
The Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University As the pioneer school in the study of applied politics, GW’s Graduate School of Political Management is committed to providing a real-world understanding of how politics works. Our Washington, D.C. connections mean our students learn not only in the classroom but in campaign offices, legislative suites, lobbying shops, and news bureaus that shape politics here and abroad. The GSPM offers MASTER’S DEGREES in Political Management, Legislative Affairs and Strategic Public Relations and offers GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS in Campaign Strategy, Community Advocacy, Online Politics, PAC Management and Public Relations.
Teach For America: TFA corps members commit to teach for two years in 46 regions across the country. They work relentlessly to lead their students to the academic success that can put them on a dramatically different life path.