UW Women's Center

Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership


NEW Leadership is a national bi-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. The six-day summer institute educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the civic and political arena.

Alene Moris NEW Leadership Puget Sound brings together college women from across the political spectrum 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.

To learn more about the program, click here.  


The 2018 NEW Leadership Institute application is now closed. The deadline to apply  is 11:59pm, April 15th. To learn more about application process, click here. 

“[NEW Leadership] gave me insight into the disparities women face in their careers and tools to get help or find resources to further my career and personal development.” – Adrianna Silva, Class of 2014
Adrianna Silva
Class of 2014


Participants are undergraduate and graduate 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.



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Mailing Address: 
Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute
Cunningham Hall Box 353070
University of Washington Seattle,  WA 98195-3070

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