At the five-day Women in Global Policy seminar, college women will learn how to launch their international policy career through participating in policy discussions, diplomacy simulations, and connecting with women leaders who are shaping policy in DC and across the world.
Like always, PLEN is committed to providing innovative programming to help students build the skills, networks, and confidence they need for a career in policy. We hope this new format will allow even more students to participate in our unique program.
While we are revising the format to enhance the web-based learning experience based on best practices, much of the content and learning outcomes will remain the same.
Seminar: May 17-21, 2021
April 25, 2021 *EXTENDED DEADLINE* May 3, 2021
Registration: May 1, 2021
Interested in attending our 2021 Women in Global Policy seminar? Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special virtual informational session with PLEN staff on April 27th, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST. RSVP below to join us and learn more about this seminar.
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.
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.
Contextualize 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.
Establish your professional network in DC by attending our interactive Networking 101 workshop and practicing your new skills with PLEN mentors at the seminar networking reception.
Learn why it's imperative for you to negotiate your first (and every) salary, and receive tactical skills in order walking into a salary negotiation feeling prepared and empowered.
Work one-on-one with PLEN mentors to learn how to perfect your resume and make sure it always makes it to the top of the pile. You will also receive advice on creating an effective LinkedIn profile.
See photos from Women in Global Policy 2019.Read More
Read blog posts from Women in Global Policy alumnae.Read More
See the Women in Global Policy 2019 seminar schedule.Read More
Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations | interviewed by Marti Estell, Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Department Of State
At the 2019 Women in Global Policy seminar, students visited the Department of State and heard from women from across the Department.
Women in Global Policy 2019 students participated in a US Diplomacy Center simulation on a fictitious freshwater crisis. They were briefed on policy from a Senior Advisor at the State Department, and then represented governments and NGOs on varying perspectives of economic growth and energy security
|PLEN Member Institutions (Full)
|PLEN Member Institutions (Associate)
|Non-PLEN Member Institutions
$395 per student (12% off regular price)
$545 per student (12% off regular price)
$660 per student (12% off regular price)
The seminar fee includes a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee.
PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. If you register with a seminar ticket that includes a hotel room, PLEN will make the reservation for you.Read More
PLEN offers competitive scholarships to cover all or partial seminar and housing fees.Read More
Find out more about the additional costs of staying in and travelling around Washington, DC.Read More
Ready to attend the seminar? 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.
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Thank you to our 2021 seminar sponsor!