The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization whose sole focus is preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. Each year, PLEN brings women students from colleges and universities across the country to Washington, D.C. for a weekend, week, or an entire summer to experience first-hand how public policy is shaped and implemented at the national level. Students meet with and learn from women leaders making and influencing public policy at the highest levels in the Congress, courts, federal agencies, corporate sector, policy research and advocacy organizations and the news media.
PLEN’s programs include: Women & Science/Technology Policy; Women & Congress; Women & Public Policy; Women & International Policy; Women, Law & Public Policy and a Public Policy Summer Internship Program.
Come meet with Kristina Hamilton, Deputy Director of PLEN, to learn more about PLEN’s programs on Wednesday, September 28th, at 2pm at the Career Development office. Please RSVP via NACElink to attend.
Barnard students are eligible to apply for grants from the Tow Foundation Special Professional Opportunities Fund to finance their participation in PLEN’s conferences. Please e-mail Valerie Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.