PLEN X WGR 2021 DEI Summit

For the first time ever, PLEN is partnering with Women in Government Relations (WGR) to bring their 2nd Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Summit to our students. PLEN participants will not only gain access to all 3 days of WGR's programming and networking events but also 2 bonus days of exclusive PLEN programming, PLUS a year-long membership to WGR.

This summit will be entirely virtual.

dates and deadlines

Seminar: July 19-23, 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline: June 21st, 2021 *EXTENDED DEADLINE* June 28th, 2021
Registration Deadline: July 1st, 2021 *EXTENDED DEADLINE* July 9th, 2021

Interested in the summit? Watch a recording of our info session on the summit here!

Summit Components

At our PLEN X WGR Summit you'll gain access to the following programming and exclusive benefits...

3 Days of WGR ProgrammingWGR's programming will unpack the key concepts of Diversity (Day One), Equity (Day Two), and Inclusion (Day Three). Each day, the summit will offer insights on the actions you can take to acknowledge, recognize, and hold one another accountable for authentic DEI work.
2 Days of PLEN ProgrammingYou will also attend 2 bonus days of exclusive PLEN seminar programming, including DEI-informed professional development workshops on networking, salary negotiation, and more.
A year-long membership
with WGR
PLEN students ONLY will receive an exclusive, year-long membership with WGR. As WGR members, you will gain access to membership programming, exclusive networking events, professional development workshops, and so much more. You can learn more about WGR member benefits by visiting their website here.
ConnectionsYou will build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with women leaders in Washington, DC and in your seminar cohort.
Leadership SkillsAt the summit you will learn directly from women leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other women on your campus.
Real-Life ContextContextualize the knowledge you're gaining in the university classroom, and learn how you can use it in a wide variety of meaningful policy careers after you graduate.

FEES & Scholarships

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Summit tuition
$199 per student (discounted summer price)

$249 per student (discounted summer price)

$299 per student (discounted summer price)

The seminar fee includes a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.


PLEN offers competitive scholarships to cover all or partial seminar fees. The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the DEI Summit has been EXTENDED to June 28th, 2021. Learn more about our scholarships and apply here.


Ready to attend the summit?  Check out the student portal for important resources. If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and promotion codes.

NOTE: You must register through PLEN to receive the two additional days of programming and WGR membership

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