For 40 years, the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) has changed the lives of over 4,000 college women across the U.S. and the world.


PLEN provides high-value career building and mentorship opportunities in Washington, D.C. to develop the next generation of women leaders. PLEN's cost-effective, career-boosting seminars serve a diverse student population of traditional and non-traditional college women. PLEN offers efficient, affordable seminars that help build resumes and change lives.


PLEN's goal is to provide all college women with access to influential decision-makers and effective career training so more women, from every corner of the U.S. and the world, have a clear path to top leadership in government, international relations and business.

What can I do?

Your support means PLEN can continue its mission to develop the next generation of women leaders. See what PLEN students have to say about the PLEN path to leadership.

PLEN is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is 100 percent tax deductible.  Learn more about sponsoring a PLEN seminar.

For information on PLEN sponsorship or for information about the many benefits of becoming a Member Institution, please contact: PLEN staff or 202-872-1585. PLEN's programs are available to all students from both Member and Non-Member colleges and universities.

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