Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,808 women state legislators.
Women In Government serves as a member-informed, policy-driven organization leading the nation with a bold, courageous and passionate vision to empower and mobilize all women state legislators to drive sound policy.
Women In Government is soon to enter its 29th year. Since its founding, WIG has successfully implemented leadership and educational activities to support informed policy decisions at the state level. With over 28 years of experience working with state legislators, state agency representatives and the public, Women In Government proudly hosts educational conferences, state briefings, and other policy events annually to address the nation’s public policy issues.
Women In Government ensures that members and partners are provided with up-to-date publications and resource materials on cutting-edge policy topics. Beginning in 2004, Women In Government launched Policy Resource Centers that provide educational materials and resource tools, including legislative toolkits, while identifying important policy issues and supporting state legislative activity.
Women In Government’s Board of Directors is composed of 13 female state legislators who guide the organizational activities, help recruit new members and provide support to implement WIG’s strategic action plan. The Board is made up of both Democrats and Republicans, reflecting Women In Government’s non-partisan nature.
Through the support of sponsors, including corporations, foundations, and state and federal grants, Women In Government provides its members with legislative scholarships. These scholarships provide conference participants with opportunities to hear presentations from nationally noted expert speakers, receive comprehensive issue-based information and network with fellow policymakers, sharing best practices and developing policy solutions.