AUSTIN, TEXAS—Today, members of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School Class of 2023 were awarded full tuition grants totaling $87,500 from the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University to cover registration fee costs, helping to close socioeconomic gaps in political participation.
TWU's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership is dedicated to preparing women to take on successful roles in business and public service to ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses, and the framework needed to run for public office.
The LBJ Women’s Campaign School is a bold, new bipartisan program at the University of Texas at Austin that trains women to run for elected office or become campaign managers. Since launching in 2020, 185 leaders have received world-class training, mentorship, and networking opportunities ahead of their runs for elected office or their work on political campaigns. 18 women from the program have run for office, they won 13 elections (including primaries and run-offs), and many more are serving as campaign managers or are impacting public policy in other ways.
Following the 2022 midterm elections, the Jane Nelson Institute is making a transformative investment in Texas democracy through these grants. This support will help ensure that Texas democracy is more representative and that women’s voices are heard.
“Texas Woman’s University is actively building the future we want and need to see in Texas, a future where women have an equal voice in our democracy,” said Amy Kroll, founder and executive director of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School. “Thank you for investing in women leaders and the communities they will serve.”
“We are proud to invest in the leaders at the LBJ Women’s Campaign School and cannot wait to see all that these leaders accomplish on behalf of their communities,” said Mary Anne Alhadeff, executive director and chief officer of the Jane Nelson Institute. “It’s well past time to have equal representation for women in public office, and we are doing the work to make that happen.”
Applications for the 2023 cohort are open now through December 17, 2022. To apply visit www.lbjwcs.org.