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Center for Women in Government

Center for Women in Government

A program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

Educate. Empower. Engage.

The nonpartisan Center for Women in Government (CWG) supports women living in Texas who desire to lead and serve in government and/or public policy role(s).

The CWG works to increase the number of women who are active in the political systems of Texas through education, empowerment and engagement.

We offer:

  • Educational programs
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Training workshops

We welcome participation in our programs by anyone, and affiliation with Texas Woman’s University is not a requirement to participate in CWG programming.

Did you know?

That women make up 28% of the U.S. Congress, but women make up 51% of the U.S. adult population.
-Pew Research Center, 2023

That 49 of the 143 women serving in Congress are women of color – a 2% increase from the 116th U.S. Congress.
-Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Rutgers University, 2023

31 women serve as County Judges in the 254 counties across Texas, far below parity at 12.2%.
-Lone Star Parity Project, 2023

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