September is all about women in politics with Walker’s Legacy, so we thought we would highlight several political training programs to get you ready to take office!
Started by Gloria Steinem, Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug, the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) was Co-founded in 1971 by Democratic & Republican women with a common vision to support pro-choice issues and the passage and ratification of the equal rights amendment (ERA). It is a non-partisan organization with membership throughout the United States. www.nwpc.org
Founded in 2010, the Political Institute for Women (“PIW”) is a global education organization that offers non-partisan courses for political candidates, professionals, advocates and organizations. Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen, Founder of PIW, has also created the Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”). GIP programs which introduces girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the United Nations. GIP programs are hosted in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. PIW and GIP also offer private and customized events to education, social and political organizations.
The Women’s Campaign School at Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral political campaign-training program. Their mission is to provide the very best training in the world for women who want to run for office or who want to move up the ladder to higher elective offices. They train women to run political campaigns and to advance their careers in public service. They also value leaders who are capable of building relationships regardless of political point-of-view.