2017 NEW Leadership™ Texas Summer Institute (apply by 3/20/17)

NEW Leadership™ Texas dates: June 1-6, 2017
If you are interested in having a greater representation of women in elected office and/or are considering a career in politics, policymaking, or public service, please apply to this week long residential summer institute.

NEW Leadership™ Texas is a non-partisan intensive six-day residential program that will educate you about politics and policy-making and will inspire you to get involved in the political process.

During the NEW Leadership™ Texas summer institute you will:

▪ Meet with successful women leaders to discuss politics, public policy and the importance of women’s leadership.
▪ Participate in skills-building workshops on networking, public speaking and strategic communication.
▪ Network with a diverse group of women who share a commitment to shaping the public agenda and making a difference in their communities.

Each NEW Leadership™ Texas class includes students from a wide range of racial, ethnic, educational, political and economic backgrounds from colleges and universities all over Texas. During the institute, students interact with people who have different ideas and life experiences. NEW Leadership™ Texas provides students with a safe space where they can respectfully address issues of diversity and discuss the difficulties associated with leadership in a diverse society.

Who should apply?

▪ Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2016-2017, or are graduating in May 2017;
▪ Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
▪ All majors are welcome;
▪ Women of color and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Whether or not you think you want to run for elected office, if you desire to create positive change in your community. YOU SHOULD APPLY!
Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on their commitment to women’s leadership and their interest in public affairs generally.

No cost to YOU!
There is no direct cost to students. All program materials, meals, and lodging are provided. However, as part of the application process you will be required to request $500 from your school for the program fee.
We do have a limited number of scholarships available for students who are unable to obtain funding from their schools.

Women make up 51% of the population
and 53% of all voters…..
Yet congress is only 19.4% female!
And in Texas, only 19.9% of the Texas Legislature are women!

Want to change that?

Women’s involvement in elective office, public policy, and all aspects of public service is a matter of justice and equity and is imperative for a vital democracy. We should all care deeply about the lack of women in political leadership roles both in the United States and globally. Women possess new perspectives and values that can revitalize and transform public debates and policy.

For questions, please contact Nancy Ewert, Program Coordinator
Center for Women’s & Gender Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

More information on NEW Leadership™ Texas here