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Iowa N.E.W. Leadership

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What is Iowa N.E.W. Leadership?

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive 5-day residential institute designed to empower women across the political spectrum and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in all sectors of public leadership. The Institute experience is built around a challenging curriculum that develops knowledge and skill in key areas, including: strategic communication, policy analysis, philanthropy, negotiation, community development, professional sustainability, relationship-building, productive engagement with difference, conflict and collaboration.

Developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in 1991, the NEW Leadership ™ network currently includes 23 colleges and universities serving women nationwide.

The University of Iowa joined in 2008 and will hold its ninth Summer Institute May 23 – 27, 2016.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Any student who identifies as a woman who is:
  • Enrolled in ANY post-secondary academic institution in Iowa, at least half-time
  • Iowa residents
  • All fields of study in any academic discipline
  • Students graduating in December 2015 and May 2016 are still eligible to apply
  • Women from diverse backgrounds, identities and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership
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