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Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

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

Run. Lead. Succeed.

The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy can prepare you for leadership positions in public service and advocacy.

We offer:

  • Educational Programs
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Training Workshops

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

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 Nancy Bocskor, former director of the CWPPP, about the woman suffrage movement.

Page last updated 1:28 PM, January 13, 2022