NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania
The National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ is an intensive, week–long, residential leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and empower young women for future political participation and leadership. The program addresses the under–representation of women in the political arena by focusing on the role of women in politics and policy making in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each year approximately 35 students from colleges and universities across Pennsylvania are selected to attend. NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is a part of a national network of NEW Leadership™ programs developed by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University.
During the NEW Leadership™ summer institute students will:
- Meet with successful women leaders to discuss politics, public policy and the importance of women’s leadership.
- Participate in skills–building workshops on networking, public speaking and strategic communication.
- Network with a diverse group of women who share a commitment to shaping the public agenda and making a difference in their communities.
- Practice leadership through action.