Public Leadership Education Network

1001 Connecticut Ave. NW #930, Washington, DC, 20036

Phone: (202) 872-1585 | Fax: (202) 872-0141
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Principal Staff:

Dawn Culpepper, Program Director
Marianne Alexander, President Emerita
Margaret Darling, Research and Evaluation Specialist. 

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
Founded: 1978

Mission Statement:

PLEN is the only national organization in the country whose sole mission is to prepare women for leadership in the public arena. PLEN´s programs have inspired a generation of women college students to actively participate in politics and public policy.

Subject Expertise:
Women´s leadership and civic engagement

Annual Meetings/Conferences:
PLEN´s six annual public policy programs, which are designed to prepare young women to be active participants in the public decision-making process include: Women, Law and Public Policy Conference, Women and Public Policy Seminar, Women and Science/Technology Policy Seminar, Women and Congress Seminar, Women and International Policy Seminar and Women and Public Policy Internship Semester

Annual Mentor Awards Celebration honoring outstanding women leaders who have served as mentors and role models to students in PLEN programs.