What is NEW Leadership™ Texas?
NEW Leadership™ is a national non-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics.There are NEW Leadership™ programs in about 25 states. NEW Leadership™ Texas has been at UT since 2012.
NEW Leadership™ Texas is a six-day residential summer institute sponsored by UT’s Center for Women’s & Gender Studies that educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.
NEW Leadership™ Texas brings together college women from across the political spectrum to the UT Austin campus each year to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics. The program exposes participants to new ideas and opportunities as they consider their future careers.
Participants are undergraduate women representing a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds and academic majors. We encourage applications from non-traditional college students, women of color, and students majoring in fields outside political science.
Learn more about NEW Leadership™ Texas at these links:
Leadership Program aims to Bridge Political Ambition
Female Texas Students Reach to Shatter Glass and Find Their Voice
UT Program Aims to Improve the Number of Women in Politics
2018 Recap Newsletter
2018 Schedule of Events
For more information on NEW Leadership™ Texas, please contact Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning From Women Leaders
NEW Leadership™ Texas participants meet women leaders with a wide range of backgrounds, educational experiences, and political views. During the program, students hear from women who are shaping public policy as elected officials, community leaders and issue advocates. These women serve as role models and mentors, illustrating the challenges that women leaders face as well as the opportunities they encounter to make a difference.
Developing Leadership Skills
Many NEW Leadership™ Texas sessions are interactive workshops and hands-on exercises that encourage participants to practice their leadership skills. Students participate in workshops such as public speaking, conflict resolution, networking and advocacy training.
Addressing Issues of Diversity
Leadership in the 21st century will require the ability to work with diverse groups and constituencies.
Each NEW Leadership™ Texas class includes students from a wide range of racial, ethnic, educational, political and economic backgrounds. During the summer institute, students interact with people who have different ideas and life experiences. NEW Leadership™ 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.