Learning and Growing with Empowered Young Women

I currently have the pleasure of living, studying and interning in Washington DC for the semester. Along with this comes many opportunities to learn and grow in my professional career. Shortly after my arrival in DC this January, a fellow student at Luther College reached out to me and told me about the wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Learning and Growing with Empowered Young Women

PLEN Taught Me What it Means to Be a Leader

In October, I had the opportunity to attend the Public Leadership Education Network’s (PLEN) “Women, Business, and Policy” seminar in Washington, D.C. PLEN is a nonprofit organization that prepares college women for leadership in the public policy arena. The nonprofit hosts annual seminars that aim to increase the number of women in leadership positions. PLEN’s … Continue reading PLEN Taught Me What it Means to Be a Leader

How PLEN Women, Business, and Policy Helped My Career

As a recent Political Science graduate from Mississippi State University, I have been contemplating whether or not I should pursue a career in public policy and politics, or pursue other career paths. After a visit to DC and going through the Women, Business, and Policy seminar, I have definitely decided on a career in politics and … Continue reading How PLEN Women, Business, and Policy Helped My Career

What I Learned at Women, Business, and Policy

I signed up for PLEN’s Women, Business and Policy seminar on somewhat of a whim. As a sophomore facing declaring a major, I had been contemplating my interests and my future career, and public policy had a nice ring to it. On top of that, women’s leadership and empowerment are very close to my heart … Continue reading What I Learned at Women, Business, and Policy

#FiveWomenYouMeetAtPLEN

As a two time PLEN attendee, I can say that no matter which seminar you go to or at what point in your career (or pre-career) you attend, you will meet amazing women. These women will be dominating their fields and taking no nonsense. They will be working tirelessly to climb the ladder or knock … Continue reading #FiveWomenYouMeetAtPLEN