Women Global Leaders Preparing to Run the World

I attended PLEN’s Women in Global Policy Seminar the summer after completing my junior year at the College of Saint Benedict. As soon as I entered a room full of diverse intelligent women, I knew all the sacrifices made to complete the funding for attending the seminar had been worth it. Every single one of … Continue reading Women Global Leaders Preparing to Run the World

PLEN: A Whirlwind of Experiences

When I found out about the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) seminar the summer of 2015, I was excited. I was googling women’s conferences and I found this one. I declared my Women’s Studies major in January 2015, and I wanted to build myself up as a woman leader in my community. I felt one … Continue reading PLEN: A Whirlwind of Experiences

6 Tips to Crowdfund Your Way to a PLEN Seminar in D.C.

So, you just heard about this awesome opportunity for women in college that offers to help you start networking in D.C., gain professional skills, get hands-on experience in an area you’re interested in starting a career in, and maybe even make a few friends in the process. Awesome! But then you see the price tag. … Continue reading 6 Tips to Crowdfund Your Way to a PLEN Seminar in D.C.

Learning Skills That Set Me Apart

I learned about PLEN from my roommate who attended the Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar last year. After the seminar, my roommate came home and told me about this wonderful conference that gave her the opportunity to learn more about women with experience in the legal field. I was immediately enamored by the idea … Continue reading Learning Skills That Set Me Apart

The Importance of Resilience, Networks, and Essential Oils: A Week with PLEN

When a co-worker emailed me the application for the Women in Global Policy Seminar, the title caught my eye immediately. I had recently declared my major in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Processes, as well as a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. I read the itinerary of the seminar of … Continue reading The Importance of Resilience, Networks, and Essential Oils: A Week with PLEN