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February 11, 2016 | by: margaret martin, PLEN alumna

How PLEN Helped Me Believe in Myself

PLEN Alumna Margaret Martin discusses how Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy helped increase her self-confidence and faith in herself.

February 8, 2016 | by: mary dubard, PLEN alumna

Why I Think Any Woman Should Attend a PLEN Conference 

PLEN Alumna Mary DuBard explains why she thinks any woman even slightly interested in public policy should attend a PLEN conference.

February 4, 2016 | by: nathaly contreras, PLEN alumna

How Women and Law Made Me More Self-Aware

PLEN Alumna Nathaly Contreras discusses the seminar’s impact on her life and career aspirations.

February 1, 2016 | by: alisha lewis, PLEN alumna

How Women in STEM Policy Opened Up New Possibilities For Me

PLEN Alumna Alisha Lewis discusses how the seminar opened her up to new career possibilities.

January 28, 2016 | by: ashley johnson, PLEN alumna

How PLEN Women, Business, and Policy Helped My Career

PLEN Alumna Ashley Johnson talks about how the seminar helped her solidify her career plans.

January 25, 2016 | by: erin dowd, PLEN alumna

How Women in STEM Policy Changed Me

PLEN Alumna Erin Dowd discusses the impact of the seminar on her next steps.

December 1, 2015 | by: annabel utz, PLEN alumna

What I Gained from PLEN Women, Business, and Policy Seminar

PLEN Alumna Annabel Utz reflects on what brought her to PLEN and the advice she received.

November 12, 2015 | by: courtney liss, PLEN alumna


Hear from Courtney Liss, Tulane University senior and two time PLEN seminar attendee about the amazing women you will meet at PLEN.

September 18, 2015 | by: emily sena, PLEN operations intern

PLEN Board Member Recognized for Volunteer Service

Ellie Shaw, former Chair of PLEN’s Board of Directors, was recognized by American Express Company for her volunteer service with PLEN.  Here’s what she has to say!

July 17, 2015 | by: fahim gulamali, PLEN program coordinator

Paving the way for career success

The third annual PLEN360⁰ Summit focused on preparing our participants with the skills needed for successful careers in whichever field their passions lie.

June 26, 2015| by: fahim gulamali, PLEN program coordinator

Making a Global Impact

Our final seminar of the academic year explored careers and opportunities in international affairs, relations and policy.

June 20, 2015 | by: fahim gulamali, PLEN program coordinator

A Snowy Nonprofits Seminar

Students and speakers braved a snowstorm to talk about the role of nonprofits in policy and advocacy during our Unlocking Nonprofits.

February 1, 2015 | by: fahim gulamali, PLEN program coordinator

Achieving goals, dreaming big

Students participating in our Women’s Leadership in Public Policy Seminar gained a real-world perspective on policy and politics.

January 31, 2015 | by: fahim gulamali, PLEN program coordinator

The world of politics and policymakers

Our Science and Health Policy: Critical Issues Seminar brought women from across the country to learn about the policy process.

April 14, 2014 | by: ahuva sunshine, PLEN intern

Deciphering the Washington, D.C. landscape

PLEN’s spring 2014 Marketing and Development Intern shares her reflections on the five months she spent at PLEN.