Women in Leadership
The Women in Leadership program is designed to study the intersection of gender issues and leadership components; and to learn about the evolution of women in politics, athletics, business, media, law, and science. Moreover, Women In Leadership provides an opportunity for undergraduate men and women to work interactively with an experienced practitioner of politics and gain insight into the way Washington, D.C. works. In addition to campus meetings, the program brings students to the nation's capital for a first-hand look at the political process. Participants also have a variety of professional networking opportunities.
Led by Jennifer Donahue, Chamberlin Fellow, students meet for discussions focusing on a topic related to Women in Politics, attend sessions in Washington, D.C., and attend dinners and working lunches where they engage in political discussion on topical political news. The program culminates in a symposium where students present semester-long research projects.
Jennifer Donahue and Jon Cohen, Director of Polling and Capitol Insight, discuss familism with the Women in Leadership Spring 2013 participants during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington Post headquarters.
Women in Leadership participants with Jennifer Donahue during a tour of NBC's Washington DC studio.