Become a member institution

College women who participate in our programs are uniquely prepared to enter the public leadership pipeline because of their experience with PLEN. As a national leadership organization committed to educating and training the next generation of women leaders, PLEN and our members share the conviction that programs designed specifically for women are critical to the development of women leaders in our society.

Students from PLEN member institutions receive discounts on all PLEN seminars. Membership is open to all colleges and universities and subsets within them such as political science departments, women’s studies programs, women’s centers, and career development centers.

PLEN provides three membership levels: associate member, consortium member, and full member institution.  Membership fees are paid in the summer, which provides students with discounted prices throughout the academic year.

If your institution is interested in becoming a member, please contact us at or at (202) 872-1585.  Learn more.


Attending a PLEN seminar introduced you to a powerful network of women ready to help you. That support system doesn’t end when your seminar does. It continues through your first internship, your first job, while you learn to manage others, when you decide to go to graduate school, as you learn how to balance your professional life, and even if you eventually decide to run for office. Wherever your path leads you, know that there are women who have led before you, ready to reach behind and help you up the ladder. Learn more about the #PLENPower Mentor List and subscribe or become a mentor today!


The Plenary is an online community blog for PLEN alumnae and supporters to mentor, collaborate, and share essential professional and life lessons they’ve learned during and after their PLEN seminars.

PLEN is all about mentorship, networking, and support, and these themes constantly resonate in all of our lives.  Whether you’re months or years out of your seminar, in DC or not, still in college or in the C-Suite, we want to hear from you!  Share your PLEN story, professional tips, and life lessons online with the entire PLEN network.