Women, Business, and Policy

2017 Seminar Dates | February 9 – 11
2018 Seminar Dates | To Be Announced

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


Seminar Highlights

2015 Women, Business, and Policy seminar agenda

Create a professional network:  Learn how women in the business and government sectors interact with each other to write and implement policy. Explore policy careers in business, economics, and corporate social responsibility. Speakers include senior to mid-level women professionals, as well as young professional women launching their careers in Washington, DC.

Develop your professional skills: Perfect your networking skills, learn how to negotiate your first salary, and hear insider tips on finding a job or internship in Washington, DC.

Become a leader: Learn about leadership skills, doing business in the global economy, and using policy to change the law from women who excel in the business and policy fields. Build relationships with students who will become the next generation of policy leaders in Washington, DC.

Seminar Fees

Seminar Fee:

$325 for Students from PLEN Member Institutions (See if your school is a PLEN Member)

$525 for Students from Non-PLEN Schools

The seminar fee includes the $125.00 non-refundable registration fee and some meals, indicated on the seminar schedule that you will receive. Students are expected to pay for all other additional costs associated with attending the seminar, including travel, housing, and meals outside of the ones indicated.

Housing Costs (optional):

PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Carlyle Suites Hotel, located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC. Please do not contact the hotel to make a reservation; PLEN will make the reservation for you.


PLEN scholarships will assist students in funding a portion and/or all of program and registration fees associated with attending the seminar. Students awarded any level of scholarship will be responsible for funding their own housing, transportation, meals and any remaining dues for program and registration fees not covered by the scholarship award.  Preference will be given to currently enrolled undergraduate women, but other individuals are eligible to apply.


Further questions about the PLEN scholarship can be directed to plen@plen.org.


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