PLEN Women and Congress Seminar
College women considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, D.C. and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee. Create a professional network: In five days, students considering a career in policy or politics will learn from women who work on the Hill every day. Speakers include senior to mid-level women professionals, as well as women who are just launching their Washington, D.C. careers. Develop your professional skills: Practice your interview skills, perfect your salary negotiation skills, and review your resume during our various professional development workshops. Cultivate your networking skills at our annual Mentor Awards program, held during our Women and Congress seminar. Become a leader: Learn about leadership skills, goal-setting, and work-life balance from women who excel in political and policy fields. Make connections with student leaders from across the country who will become your future colleagues in Washington, D.C. The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit plen.org/congress.