Women in Health Policy

women make up 80% of healthcare workers, 60% of the industry’s key decision makers are men.

At the three-day Women in Health Policy seminar, college women from across the U.S. considering a career in health policy will learn how to make an impact in the legislative and political processes, explore hot-button issues on Capitol Hill, and expand their professional networks in Washington, DC and beyond. Experienced women who have broken the glass ceiling on both sides of the aisle are our faculty, and government, nonprofit, and corporate offices across DC are our classrooms.

dates and deadlines

Seminar: November 14-16, 2019
Scholarship: Oct 3, 2019
Registration: Oct 10, 2019


Meet the 2018 cohort

37 students came from 17 campuses across the country

Students are majoring in... 

Public Health • Homeland Security • English • Healthcare Policy • Business Administration • Biology • Anthropology • Nursing • Women's Leadership Studies • International Studies • Global Studies  • African Studies Minor  • Political Science • Sociology • Spanish • Psychology • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies • Ethics • Neuroscience • Economics • Political Economy • Philosophy

81%  relied on scholarships to attend this seminar
29% are first generation college students
After the seminar...
83% feel they have the leadership qualities necessary for a successful career
84% feel more confident in their connections to start a career in public policy

SEMINAR FEES & Scholarships

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Seminar tuition$350.00$450.00$550.00
Seminar tuition + triple hotel room$569.00$669.00$769.00
Seminar tuition + double hotel room$663.50$763.50$863.50
Chaperone tuition$50.00$50.00$100.00
Chaperone tuition + single hotel room$647.00$647.00$697.00

The seminar fee includes a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee, three meals, and networking reception fare. Students are expected to pay for all other additional costs associated with attending the seminar, including travel, housing, and meals outside of the ones indicated.


Ready to attend the seminar?  Check out the student portal for important resources and necessary documents to fill out and submit before you arrive in D.C. If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and promotion codes.


Thank you to our 2018 seminar sponsors!