Submit a Letter of Recommendation.

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive 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. 

We are looking for a diverse group of students who are motivated to learn about the importance of women’s participation in public life and to develop their own leadership skills. Having already held leadership positions is not a necessary requirement for acceptance; those who show they have the potential for leadership are also encouraged to apply.  

One letter of recommendation is required for the completion of the application. Make sure to ask for a letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member or anyone who can speak on behalf of your leadership and/or academic endeavors. The submission form includes the letter of recommendation prompt. Please share the submission link below and give your recommender sufficient time to submit their letter.

Submit a Letter of Recommendation:

Letter of Recommendation due April 26th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Updated Deadline)

For additional questions regarding the letter feel free to contact the INL Program Coordinator Jessica Padilla