WeLead 2020 application card

Do you know a young woman who is interested in running for office or running a campaign? We are excited to recruit next year's WeLead class and our application process is underway! 

Now in its 16th year, the Women & Politics Institute's nonpartisan WeLead training program successfully positions young professional women to run for office or lead a political campaign.

WeLead consists of a launch weekend followed by four Saturday all-day training sessions.  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 2020-2021 WeLead Program dates are:

September 19 & 20, 2020
November 14, 2020
January 30, 2021
March 6, 2021
April 10, 2021

The application deadline is 7/1/2020.  Notifications will be emailed no later than 7/31/2020.   

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. 

Please email welead@american.edu with questions.  

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