Women In Leadership is an opportunity for undergraduate men and women to work interactively with an experienced practitioner of politics and gain insight into the way Washington, DC works. The semester brings students to Washington, DC for a first-hand look at the political process. The semester long program includes campus meetings as well as trips to Washington, D.C. for a first-hand meetings, seminars and panel discussions.
Led by Jennifer Donahue, students will meet for discussions focusing on a new topic related to Women in Politics, attend sessions in Washington, D. C., and, once a month, students will attend dinners and Lunch and Learns where they will engage in political discussion on topical political news. The program will culminate in a symposium where students will present semester-long research projects.
Donahue regularly provides live commentary for MSNBC's Hardball, CNN's American Morning and Anderson Cooper360 and appears frequently on ABC World News Tonight and Nightline, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. Donahue is regularly quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Boston Globe. Donahue is a featured contributor for The Huffington Post, and provides commentary for numerous radio networks, including National Public Radio.
Jennifer Donahue and Jon Cohen, Director of Polling and Capitol Insight, discuss familism with the Women in Leadership Spring 2013 participants during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington Post headquarters.
Women in Leadership participants with Jennifer Donahue during a tour of NBC's Washington DC studio.