WeLead Campaign Training Program

Now in its 18th year, the Women & Politics Institute's nonpartisan WeLead training program successfully positions young professional women to run for office or lead a political campaign. WPI is dedicated to closing the gender gap in the political arena and is proud to offer our WeLead program to accepted applicants at no cost.

WeLead2023 will consist of six Saturday all-day training sessions, in addition to other optional networking and professional events. Training sessions are held at American University in Northwest Washington, D.C. Attendance is required at all sessions to remain in good standing and to graduate from the program. The session dates for next year are:

  • October 15, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 10, 2022
  • January 28, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • April 15, 2023

The WeLead2023 application is now closed. Please follow us on Twitter for the most recent news, updates, and future application cycles. 

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