Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact
The Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact, or LIPPI, equips women to become civic leaders in their communities, to impact policy on the local, state, and national levels, and to seek and hold on to elected positions. Focusing on community organizing, the legislative process and policy-making, campaign management, fundraising, board participation, and running for office, LIPPI gives women the tools – and just as importantly the confidence – they need to become civic and political leaders.
LIPPI trains women in the nuts and bolts of impacting policy from the citizen perspective. By helping women develop these two sets of skills—individual leadership development and policy change—we aim to advance social change for a more equitable and just society.
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See the 2012-2013 calendar and curriculum.
75 women have participated from the four counties of Western MA, representing all socio-economic backgrounds, ages and our region's major ethnic groups. Our participants range in age from 18 to 60+, with 40 percent representing minority groups. Some currently serve on school committees, city councils and town select boards, while others have never run for office before.
Hear from LIPPI graduates in their own words.
See how our graduates and current participants are stepping up their leadership.
Contact Julie Kumble, Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives, to find out more about LIPPI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 529-0087 x 13.
Listen now to Dr. Jennifer Lawless on why women need to run for office!
Watch MassAppeal WWLP Springfield, November 15, 2011