Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy seeks to increase the number of women in leadership positions in public service. Our goal is to become a destination for young women who desire to dedicate their professional careers to public service, advocacy and leadership.

Champion of women

Over the next few years, TWU plans to focus on increasing their leadership by educating women to pursue leadership positions through participation in civic organizations, non-profit board memberships and elected office.

Join us for the Paup Lecture Series

Paup Lecture Series will be held on Sept. 19 at 7:30 a.m.
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The Woman Suffrage Movement

As part of TWU's commemoration of the Texas ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Dr. Nancy Baker Jones, president of the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women’s History, spoke with TWU Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy Nancy Bocskor about the woman suffrage movement.

Did You Know?

The number of women in the U.S. Congress is at an all-time high at 24%, but women make up 51% of the U.S. adult population.
-Pew Research Center

47 of the 127 women serving in Congress in 2019 are women of color.
-Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Rutgers University

86 of the 312 statewide elective executive offices across the U.S. are held by women.
-Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Rutgers University

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