North American Women's Leadership Organizations

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ElectWomen Magazine
ElectWomen is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, links, stories, news and resources to women interested in politics or running for public office in America.

Contact: 618 Bakewell St., 
Covington, KY 41011, USA;

Equal Voice
Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. Equal voice promotes the election of women by working with all political parties, promoting electoral and other changes, conducting outreach with young women, encouraging women to run for office, raising awareness about the impact of women’s underrepresentation, and celebrating women in politics.

Contact: 116 Albert, Suite 810, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3;; 613-854-9793

Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is an organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.  In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.

Contact: 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209; 703-522-2214;

IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational program originally launched in the Seattle School District. IGNITE’s program connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

Contact:; 206-683-3258

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IWPR is associated with the Public Policy and Women’s Studies departments at George Washington University and is the leading think-tank in the US focusing primarily on domestic women’s issues. The institute conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

Contact: 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036, USA;; 202-785-5100

League of Women Voters
The League is a non-partisan grassroots organization encouraging informed and active participation in government, and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Contact:1730 M St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, USA;; 202-429-1965

National Foundation for Women Legislators
The NFWL seeks to provide strategic resources to women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, effective seminars, educational programs, professional relationships, and networking at both the state and federal levels in nonpartisan ways.

Contact: 910 16th St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006, USA;; 202-293-3040

National Organization for Women
NOW is the largest feminist advocacy group in the United States and works to eliminate discrimination and harassment, and to create equality for women in the workplace, schools, the justice system, health and human rights, and all aspects of society.

Contact: National Organization for Women, 1100 H Street NW, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20005, USA;; 202-628-8669

New Markets Lab (NML)
The New Markets Lab is a non-profit established to drive economic opportunity, development, and food security in emerging markets by making legal and regulatory systems work for entrepreneurs of all sizes.  NML’s areas of expertise include: agriculture, trade regulation, international standards, value chain development, and investment.  The organization has produced legal tools designed specifically for women entrepreneurs and social businesses, and its approach includes extensive work in the field.  The New Markets Lab conducts its work through a strong network of partners in the legal field, including law firms, law schools, and local lawyers in markets around the world.

Contact: 1100 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20003, USA;

Public Leadership Education Network
By introducing college women to role models, career paths, and skills trainings before they enter the workforce, PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process.

Contact: 900 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA;; 202-872-1585

Running Start
Running Start introduces young women to role models, talks to young women about the importance of politics in their lives, and gives them the encouragement and skills to pursue a career in political leadership.

Contact: 1111 16th Street NW, Suite 42 Washington, DC 20036;; 202-223-3895

She Should Run
She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. It provides the spark for women’s political careers by inspiring more women to consider public office, and it makes the case that public service matters.

Contact: 718 7th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20001;; 202-796-8396

Women Under Forty Political Action Committee
WUFPAC is a nonpartisan political action committee that supports women forty years of age and under running for state and federal public office. It aims to represent voices of young women in shaping public policy and to build seniority of women in Congress by getting them elected at a younger age.

Contact: Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, 303 17th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA;; 626-688-4834

United We Learn

United We Learn is an education organizations that works to promote and provide tools to every high school and college student. Through their educational pathway tools, students of any gender or background can find appropriate resources to ensure their success. Recently, UWL started a program to support women's career through the Learn How To Be resource site. 

Contact: United We Learn, 50 Washington Street, Reno, NV 89503,USA;