Though 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.
2019 dates coming soon!
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 of the Women in Health Policy 2018 seminar.Read More
Read blog posts from Women in Health Policy seminar alumnae.Read More
See the Women in Health Policy 2018 seminar schedule.Read More
Tammy Boyd, Policy Director, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Students spent a half day during the seminar on an experiential learning simulation of a Capitol Hill hearing. The hearing focused on a recent bill on the opioid epidemic, and students were assigned to be Members of Congress, legislative staff, and witness organizations.
Students spent one morning of the seminar visiting policy organizations in DC to learn more about the inner-workings of DC offices.
Meet the 2018 cohort
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...
84% feel more confident in their connections to start a career in public policy
|PLEN Member Institutions (Full)
|PLEN Member Institutions (Associate)
|Non-PLEN Member Institutions
|Seminar tuition + triple hotel room||$544.00||$644.00||$744.00|
|Seminar tuition + double hotel room||$638.50||$738.50||$848.50|
|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.
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
2019 registration will open in summer 2019.
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.