Since 1978, PLEN has brought thousands of women from across the country to Washington, D.C. to explore careers in policy and connect with women leaders. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, D.C. from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.
Explore a range of legal professions, from issue-based advocacy to government services
Formerly Women and Congress, gain insight on Capitol Hill by learning from women of color directly influencing the legislative process. We invite all students to attend as we lift up and learn about the important influence women of color have on all levels of policy making.
Hear from women working on a variety of policy issues and gain advocacy skills lobbying on Capitol Hill
Discuss key issues with women leaders working in the increasingly significant STEM policy field
Meet women at the forefront of the nation's most pressing healthcare and public health policies (not being offered during our 2021-2022 programming)
Start your international policy career by connecting with women whose work has a global impact