THE PUBLIC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION NETWORK HAS BEEN AWARDED $100,000 FROM THE HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION FOR ITS WOMEN IN GLOBAL POLICY PROGRAMMING
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WASHINGTON — The Public Leadership Education Network, PLEN, has received a $100,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund its 2021 and 2022 Women in Global Policy seminars. PLEN is honored to have again received funding from this esteemed organization.
PLEN will allocate $50,000 of the grant to its Women in Global Policy seminar this May and the other $50,000 to its 2022 Women in Global Policy seminar. This seminar is one of PLEN’s most popular, typically attracting well over 50 students. At the five-day seminar, college women learn how to launch their international policy career through participating in policy discussions, a diplomacy simulation, and connecting with women leaders who are shaping policy in DC and across the world.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Henry Luce Foundation for awarding PLEN this generous grant,” said PLEN Interim Executive Director, Nancy Bocskor. “These funds will directly benefit the young women that we serve — the changemakers on campuses today who will be the public policy leaders of tomorrow.”
Founded by Henry R. Luce, the creator of Time Magazine, the Henry Luce Foundation is dedicated to “putting knowledge in the hands of the individuals and communities that need access to it.”
Funding from the Luce Foundation will be allocated towards event materials and logistics, as well as scholarships for students demonstrating a financial need. Through these scholarships, PLEN maintains its commitment to offering accessible seminars to students from diverse backgrounds.
This year, the seminar will run from May 17th to May 21st, 2021. More information on the seminar can be found at https://plen.org/global/.
About the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN):
Founded in 1978, PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process. It is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN fulfills its mission through hosting young women for several seminars per academic year that introduce them to public policy careers through interactive panels, site visits, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities with women leaders. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. Learn more at https://plen.org/
About the Henry Luce Foundation:
For more than 80 years, the Henry Luce Foundation has invested in knowledge makers and ensured that their work informs public discussion. This commitment to public knowledge derives from our founder: Henry R. Luce created Time magazine to disseminate the most important news, ideas, analysis, and criticism to a mass audience. Today, the Luce Foundation carries on this work by supporting projects at universities, policy institutes, media organizations, and museums, among many others. Learn more at https://www.hluce.org/