How to Nominate or Apply

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 the public sector. The Institute experience is built around a challenging curriculum that develops self-awareness, 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

The University of Iowa will hold its tenth Institute May 22 – 26, 2017.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student who identifies as a woman who is:  enrolled at least half-time in ANY post-secondary academic institution in Iowa (regardless of state or nation of residence), or in another state (for Iowa residents).  All fields of study in any academic discipline. Students graduating in December 2016 and May 2017 are still eligible. Women from diverse backgrounds, identities and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply
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Nominate Online

You may complete the online form in one sitting, or come back to your work at a later time.
To retrieve your application in progress, simply follow the link you used to access the application from the same computer on which you used to connect to the application.

Students are welcome to apply to the program directly.

Nominations from faculty, staff, and students are encouraged, but are NOT required.

For more information, contact us at:

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

General Information:
2017 Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Brochure



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