About Us

Mission Statement

Women In Government convenes state legislators and stakeholder experts with broad perspectives and experiences to amplify the work of female lawmakers.


Empowering all women state legislators to lead and implement complex policy solutions by leveraging the knowledge and wisdom of experts and peers.


Since its founding, Women In Government has successfully implemented leadership and educational activities to support informed policy decisions at the state level.  With over 30 years of experience working with state legislators, state agency representatives and the public, WIG 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.  Women In Government produces 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 travel 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.