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Women's Policy Institute / What We Do
The power of us.
Women are 52% of Alabama’s population and 100% essential to the future prosperity of our state, but far underrepresented in seats of power.
Those days are numbered.
To catalyze the mounting dialogue and public outcry for a powerful, unified voice for women in the state of Alabama, The Women’s Fund is building our own Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a durable and permanent advocacy operation that will bridge the gap between the legislative process and Alabama’s diverse communities.
By recruiting current and new women leaders, WPI will provide the training, guidance, and access necessary for women to lead and engage in all aspects of state-level public policy advocacy.
Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship
WPI Fellows will complete a nine-month experiential learning fellowship rooted in gender and racial justice. Monthly trainings will build the skills needed successfully move policy, including organizing, civic engagement, and leadership. Policy Fellows will also learn about key issues critical to women’s success.
How to Apply
The application for our inaugural class of WPI Fellows will be released on January 11, 2021. Complete the form below to receive more information about WPI and be notified of the application release.
Now more than ever, women’s voices must be heard. Through their lived experience, women know what they and their families need to thrive. And when women lead, their families, communities, and countries benefit. Women in Alabama are ready to claim their seat – or bring their own if they must – and create a system where all voices are finally heard.
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