Chatham University is a founding member of PLEN (the Public Leadership Education Network), a coalition of women’s colleges and universities that offers Washington DC-based seminars and internships*. The Center offers scholarships for Chatham students to attend PLEN Seminars throughout the year. PLEN Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. These trips are typically attended by pre–law students (Women, Law & Public Policy Seminar), science majors (Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar), and for those with more general policy interests the Women and Congress or Women and International Policy seminars. Participants in PLEN seminars or internships have credit-earning opportunities. The Center coordinates applications to the PLEN program. Contact the PCWP at email@example.com for additional information about conference registration, credit, and financial assistance for participation.
* Seminars for the 2020-2021 academic year will be held virtually unless otherwise noted.
What Chatham Students Say…
“PLEN's Women and Congress seminar effectively taught me how to become a world ready woman - one who can officially tell people, without fear, that she wants to be President someday.”
- Ava Roberts, Class of 2022
“PLEN has taught me to speak up and stand out! I am thankful for my experience and I plan on taking the advice given to me to really making a difference in the world.”
- Mars Touloumes, Class of 2021
“PLEN taught me important questions to ask regarding my salary and benefits.”
- Lalah Williams, Class of 2022