Last March, hundreds of generous donors supported communities across the state when they needed it most with a gift to our Rapid Operating and Response (ROAR) for Women Fund. Through ROAR for…Read more
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 40-hour experiential learning curriculum rooted in gender and racial justice. Monthly trainings will build the skills needed to successfully move policy, including organizing, civic engagement, and leadership. 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 15, 2021. Complete the form below to receive WPI updates and to be notified of the application release.
Click here for information about our 2021 WPI Fellowship and to apply online.
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.
Complete the form below to receive more information about the Women’s Policy Institute, including the release date of the WPI Fellow application.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham hosted our annual legislative day on March 11. Alabama legislators shared insights into how our Agenda for Women fits into the 2021 session and share their top priorities…Read more
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