You are the Leader You Have Been Waiting For

I first learned about PLEN when my friend shared her experience with me after attending a Global Policy seminar a few years ago. She encouraged me to attend, but I didn’t have the confidence at that moment because I assumed you had to be a Political Science major or something similar. When I learned about … Continue reading You are the Leader You Have Been Waiting For

Women in Public Policy Empowered Me

If you are interested in women’s empowerment, PLEN is the definition of empowering women. This organization grants women access to other women who have found a place within the policy making process. Surprisingly, there is more than one way to influence policy, and these policy making women are more than willing to share qualities that … Continue reading Women in Public Policy Empowered Me

PLEN Showed Me Women Can Do Anything

I found out about PLEN and the Women in Public Policy seminar during the last semester of my graduate program in Public Affairs. Although I had the fortune of working with wonderful female professors during my academic career, I was excited to have found an organization dedicated to empowering women in such a practical way: … Continue reading PLEN Showed Me Women Can Do Anything

PLEN Taught Me My Dreams are Achievable 

I had always thought of DC as my unachievable dream. It was hard for me to be convinced that someone like me would be able to effectively make change on Capitol Hill. I had imagined that the ones who were able to do that had a secret source or even a code that would allow … Continue reading PLEN Taught Me My Dreams are Achievable 

The Valuable Lesson I Learned from PLEN

As someone interested in international studies, I was a bit wary about attending a seminar labeled Women and Public Policy. I was unsure of what I would get out of it. However, I was available for the dates of the seminar and through the generosity of PLEN obtained a scholarship. I decided it couldn’t hurt … Continue reading The Valuable Lesson I Learned from PLEN

PLEN Inspired Me and Taught Me to Know My Worth

Attending the PLEN Women in Public Policy seminar made it to my list of amazing and unforgettable experiences in college and I’m positive that the skills I acquired from the seminar will be helpful throughout my career and life. I first learnt about PLEN from one of my professors during my Sophomore year, but I … Continue reading PLEN Inspired Me and Taught Me to Know My Worth

PLEN Prepared Me to Take On the Policy World

Had it not been for the PLEN Scholarship, I would not have been able to experience everything the PLEN Women in Public Policy seminar had to offer. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to strengthen myself as a young woman looking to enter the policy world. In just a short five days, … Continue reading PLEN Prepared Me to Take On the Policy World

PLEN Taught Me that Careers Don’t Need to be Linear 

I was incredibly honored and excited to receive the PLEN scholarship that made my participation in the Women in Public Policy seminar possible. The week of panels, speakers, workshops and site visits gave me so much insight into the field of public policy. Not only did I have the chance to discuss policy issues with … Continue reading PLEN Taught Me that Careers Don’t Need to be Linear 

Take Advantage of This Opportunity!

It was truly an honor to have been selected as a scholarship recipient for the PLEN Seminar on Women’s Leadership in Public Policy. As a DMV local, I have a good deal of familiarity with Washington, D.C. However, in terms of professional experience, the glass ceiling is very much a reality. This seminar was wonderful … Continue reading Take Advantage of This Opportunity!

There are Countless Ways to Break into the Policy World

When I first read about PLEN’s Women’s Leadership in Public Policy through my university, I was determined to attend. Luckily, with the generous aid of Sally McDaniel, Naomi Senkeeto, and the University of Oregon’s International Studies Department, I was able to make this dream a reality. Attending this seminar opened up a new world for … Continue reading There are Countless Ways to Break into the Policy World