WeLead application open June 2021

Now in its 17th year, the Women & Politics Institute's nonpartisan WeLead training program successfully positions young professional women to run for office or lead a political campaign. The average age of the 2020-21 class is 29.

WeLead consists of a six 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 2021-2022 WeLead Program application will open June 1, 2021. Please revisit this page in June. In the meantime, follow WPI and WeLead on Twitter @au_wpi for all the latest news and developments, and email welead@american.edu with questions.  

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