For 38 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, Law and Legal Advocacy (October 20 – 22, 2016)

Explore a range of legal professions, from issue-based advocacy to government services

Women in Public Policy (January 3 – 7, 2017)

Hear from women working on a variety of policy issues and gain advocacy skills lobbying on the Hill

Women in STEM Policy (January 9 – 13, 2017)

Discuss key issues with women leaders working in the increasingly significant STEM policy field

Women, Business, and Policy (February 9 – 11, 2017)

Learn how policy and business impact each other in the private sector, federal agencies, and Congress

Women Unlocking Nonprofits (February 16 – 18 , 2017)

Discover a wide array of nonprofit opportunities: advocacy, direct service, policy, research, and more

Women and Congress (March 13 – 17 , 2017)

Gain insight on Capitol Hill by learning from women influencing the legislative process

Women in Global Policy (May 15 – 19, 2017)

Start your international policy career by connecting with women whose work has a global impact