Women of Color Influencing Washington

PLEN brings together a diverse group of students virtually from around the country for a PLENForum to discuss current issues in the field, build professional skills, and hear from leaders on the front lines of policy-making. This program will give students access to a powerful network of women of color who make and influence public policy everyday, from lobbying to working on a committee to heading government relations for a business.

dates and deadlines

PLENForum Dates: November 9-10, 2022
Scholarship Deadline: October 12, 2022
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2022

PLENforum highlights


Build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with leaders in Washington, DC and in your cohort.


Learn directly from leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other students 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.

PLENFORUM information

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Chaperone tuition$60.00$60.00$120.00

Seminar scholarships

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship to fund your seminar tuition? Check out our Scholarship Application steps to make sure your application is not only completed on time, but also stands out from the crowd!


Ready to attend the PLENForum? If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions.