In celebration of PLEN’s 40th anniversary, we are looking back and highlighting a PLEN memory in the weeks leading up to our signature event. Each week, we’ll be showcasing the historical moments, diverse students and alumnae, professional networks, and inspirational leaders and mentors that make PLEN unique. While women are still underrepresented in the public policy sphere, PLEN has been and will continue to provide women with the confidence, leadership training, and connections they need to break down barriers and be the next generation of policy leaders.
Seneca Falls Seminar
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls convention, a group of PLEN women stayed at Wells College and visited historic sites of the women's movement, met with local women leaders and political offices, and analyzed women's public leadership roles, both past and present.Read More
Maryem Aslam’s 4 Important Life Lessons
Before PLEN, Maryem Aslam didn't have an interest in a policy career. In Washington, DC, she quickly learned that her background in Biology and Psychology is not a hindrance, but an asset to diversifying the world of policy making.Read More
Original 5 Schools
40 years ago in July, PLEN is born! 5 schools -- Wells, Spelman, Goucher, Stephens, and Carlow -- partner to form "a program designed to encourage women to participate more actively in public life and to educate college-aged women about realities and opportunities in the political process."Read More