For 35 years, PLEN has brought thousands of women from across the country to Washington, D.C. to explore careers in policy and connect with women leaders. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, D.C. from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.


Women, Business, and Policy (October 1 – 3, 2015) — NEW!

Hear from women who shape policy in business, economics, and corporate social responsibility.

Women, Law and Legal Advocacy (October 29 – 31, 2015)

Consider careers in law and the range of professions from issue-based advocacy to government service.

Women in STEM Policy (January 4 – 8, 2016)

Discuss front page issues with women working in science, health, and technology.

Women in Public Policy (January 12 – 16, 2016)

Explore the policy issues you care about and the range of career opportunities in the policy world.

Women Unlocking Nonprofits (February 25 – 27 , 2016)

See the array of opportunities in nonprofit advocacy, direct service, policy, research, and fundraising.

Women and Congress (March 14 – 18 , 2016) — COMING BACK 2016!

Walk the halls of Capitol Hill and learn from women leaders in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

Women in Global Policy (May 16 – 20, 2016)

Start your international policy career by connecting with women whose work impacts the entire world.