Meet the inaugural class of the LBJ Women's Campaign School | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

This first class is comprised of 50 women leaders from eight states — doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs, teachers, lawyers, community activists and veterans who seek to serve their community in the political arena.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, the LBJ Women's Campaign School announced the 50 women who will form the inaugural class. This new initiative, designed to train professional women how to run for office or managing a campaign, brings together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising and more.

The program kicks off virtually this June, with monthly trainings through December. The participants will meet in-person on the LBJ School campus in January 2021. The launch of this program coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 50th anniversary of the LBJ School.


"We are proud to be a part of the political journey of the women boldly entering the political arena during a time of national crisis." —LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20)

"We are proud to be a part of the political journey of the women boldly entering the political arena during a time of national crisis," said LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20). "These women are doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs, teachers, lawyers, community activists and veterans who are stepping up to lead in their communities during and in the aftermath of national crisis."

Below: the roster of women leaders in our inaugural class. Learn more at the LBJ Women's Campaign School website.