Over 40 Years of Impact
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization [nonpartisan 501(c)(3)] with the sole focus of preparing college women and marginalized gender groups for leadership in the public policy arena.
PLEN’s mission is to empower, educate, and engage women and marginalized gender groups in public policy to promote diverse, inclusive leadership in policy making.
For over 40 years, PLEN has brought thousands of women, and more recently, marginalized gender groups, from across the country to Washington, DC, to explore careers in policy and connect with public policy leaders. PLEN seminars enhance their college/university class work and curriculum by giving students invaluable access to public policy leaders from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.