Top Political Practitioners
Learn from and engage with elected officials and leading experts in campaign management, communications, fundraising, grassroots mobilization, polling, advertising and digital media. Pictured left: WeLead Alumnae Melissa Sullivan, Sarah Rovito, Zandria Haines, Erika Dyer, WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin, and Alexandra Weinroth.
Professional Career Development
Sharpen leadership skills through interactive sessions on personal branding, resume building, effective mentorships and public speaking. Professional development coach Lisa Montenegro is featured in this photo.
Record of Success
Engage with our network of 600 WeLead graduates through our program. Our alums occupy the halls of Congress, campaign war rooms, K Street offices, state legislatures, city councils and corporate boardrooms across the country. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (SPA/MPP '00) shares her experience running for office.
Designed for Working Professionals
Our competitive application process limits our class size to a select group of 30-40 accomplished post-graduates. Mindful of professional obligations, our six day-long training sessions are held on Saturdays at American University in Northwest Washington, DC. WeLead Alumna Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) addresses graduating women of the WeLead program. Full Story
Women incumbents face specific challenges when running for reelection. New research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation shows that voters think highly of women who own their achievements and stand up to critics.
A curated newsletter, delivered to inboxes on Saturday mornings, readers can catch up on a week’s worth of important new developments about women running for office, serving as leaders and engaging in the political arena.