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Women & Politics Institute

The Women and Politics Institute provides practical and academic training to women that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges and opportunities women face in the political arena.

March 29: Yes She Can Book Talk

Yes She Can

Friday, March 29th
Kerwin 301, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

12 PM Lunch followed by Panel Discussion

Join the Women & Politics Institute for lunch, and listen to a panel of young female staff members share stories of hope and change from the Obama White House, compiled in their new book "Yes She Can."

Flyer for Evan Thomas' new book, First

April 10 | 6:30pm Noted journalist, and best-selling author Evan Thomas will discuss his new book (to be published March 19th) about America's first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O'Connor. Reception and book signing to follow.

Location: Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW 

Celebrating Women's History Month

Women and Israeli Politics Today
March 26, 2019 | 5:30pm

"Yes She Can" Panel Discussion
March 29, 2019 | 12pm 

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On the Basis of Sex movie poster

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Film Screening Spurs Discussion on Progress of Women

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Bailey Childers

WeLead Speaker Spotlight

Bailey Childers is the Director of State Government Relations, H&R Block.

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Lauren Underwood

WeLead Alumni Spotlight

Lauren Underwood graduated from the WeLead Training Program in 2012 and was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent Illinois's 14th District.  

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The Drew Waverly Patterson Fund Scholarship Recipient

Madison Wheeler is this year's winner of the Drew Waverly Patterson Award 

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welead 2018-2019 class

Close the Gap

WeLead trains young women to actively engage in today's political environment.

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