New Leadership Illinois


NEW Leadership Illinois is an all expenses paid, bi-partisan program that strives to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. NEW Leadership Illinois challenges our brightest students to think critically and creatively about public policy and encourages them to make a commitment to public leadership early in their careers. The program includes leadership education, hands-on training in public policy, and networking opportunities with leaders from every level of government.

The 2017 program will be held June 5-9 in Chicago. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2017.

Students from all backgrounds and in all majors are encouraged to apply. Students should attend a college or university in Illinois or should be an Illinois resident, and must have junior, senior or recent graduate standing in June 2017.

NEW Leadership Illinois is co-sponsored by the Conference of Women Legislators of the Illinois General Assembly and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.