Texas will host its inaugural Leadership Institute for Women this summer, June 17-22

Texas will host its inaugural NEW Leadership Institute this summer, June 17-22!
NEW Leadership™ Texas, is a week-long undergraduate leadership development program for women that instills the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for effective political engagement and public policy leadership. NEW Leadership™ Texas is the first and only program of its kind in the state of Texas and is part of the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Development Network. The program challenges students to think critically and creatively about public policy and encourages them to make a commitment to public leadership early in their careers.

The summer program includes workshops for students to actively develop leadership skills such as public speaking and networking, as well as presentations from politically active women throughout Texas. Participants will also benefit from the Faculty-in-Residence, a group of women public leaders who serve as mentors for students throughout their stay.


NEW Leadership™ Texas is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Texas college or university and Texas residents enrolled in out-of-state schools.


NEW Leadership™ Texas is free to attend. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. Each participating college and university will be asked to contribute a $500 program fee per student to help offset programming costs.

Student Commitment

NEW Leadership™ Texas participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program.

Apply by March 11, 2012.

For more information, please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/NEW-Leadership-Texas/Introduction.php

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