Upcoming Events

A new group of PLEN alumnae has moved to DC! Join PLEN in welcoming new alumnae to the area and kicking off the year of our 40th Anniversary and the 2018-2019 season of policy seminars. Enjoy an evening of sharing and learning everything from career advice to DC restaurant recommendations with PLEN alumnae of all ages. Bonus: free appetizers and drink specials all night! 10% of the proceeds from drinks will go toward the Alumnae Scholarship Fund, which supports students who would otherwise be unable to attend a PLEN seminar.

August 28, 2018, 4-7 PM
Maddy’s Bar and Grille
1726 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC

A Conversation with Republican and Democratic women candidates on staying involved.

Join the Graduate School of Political Management, Republican Women for Progress, EMILY’s List, Running Start, PLEN, IGNITE, VIEW PAC, and WIN for a panel discussion on women in politics. At the forefront of the discussion will be the panelists’ experiences of a campaign defeat, and how candidates and staff rebound and recover to make another attempt, or redirect their political goals down other avenues. This bi-partisan event featuring panel speakers from both sides of the aisle aims to inspire young women and serve as a “call to action” for all women to become and stay involved through November’s general election. Networking Reception and live recording of the Bipodisan podcast to follow panel.

August 29, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
George Washington University Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1220
800 22nd St NW
Washington, DC


For four decades, PLEN has been preparing women for public policy leadership. Whether this means opening up their eyes to possible careers, training them to negotiate their first salary, or helping them build the networks and confidence to get ahead, PLEN has been there to help young women forge their own path as leaders. Our year-long celebration will highlight PLEN’s rich history within the women’s movements for equality, showcase prominent alumnae, and look back at the impact we’ve made while continuing to break down barriers for future women leaders.

May 21, 2019, 6-8PM
DAR O’Byrne Gallery and Portico
1776 D St NW
Washington, DC

Catch up on our past events:

July 11, 2018: Roots to Route with WGR & PLEN

June 26, 2018: Thank You for Being a PLEN Mentor!

May 17, 2018: Diplomacy in Action: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors

March 13, 2018: 2018 PLEN Mentor Awards

August 8, 2017: Welcome to DC Happy Hour

July 24, 2017: Owning Your Leadership Style webinar with Ustyled

June 28, 2017: So You Want to go to Grad School?

May 16, 2017: Daily Diplomacy: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors

March 15, 2017: 2017 PLEN Mentor Awards