For over 40 years, the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) has been changing the lives of thousands of college women and marginalized gender groups across the U.S. and the world. With a very modest budget, PLEN provides high-value career building and mentorship opportunities in Washington, D.C. to develop the next generation of leaders. Our goal is to provide college students with access to influential decision-makers and effective career training so more women and marginalized gender groups, from every corner of the U.S. and the world, have a clear path to top leadership in government, international relations, and business.

PLEN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


  • Seminar Operational Costs: $5,000 supports either space or catering for a PLEN seminar which includes sessions like a networking roundtable, panel discussions, and skill building workshops.
  • Cover the cost of student materials: $10,000 supports the cost of producing and sending students their materials for our seminars.
  • Underwrite a seminar: $45,000 supports all costs for a 3 day seminar and $75,000 supports all costs for a 5 day seminar.

As a sponsor, you can help PLEN provide the opportunity, training, and support to thousands of young women and marginalized gender groups who go on to become leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, state legislatures, nonprofits, and private sector companies.

Thank you to our 2021-22 sponsors!