The Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics brings nationally renowned political leaders, scholars and activists to Iowa State University to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process.

Each year, the Women Impacting ISU calendar recognizes twelve current students, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves through their service and accomplishments at Iowa State University.

Ready to Run® Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program designed to recruit and train women in Iowa to run for elective office, prepare for appointive office, or become involved in public life as leaders in their communities.

Upcoming events

2019 Ready to Run® Iowa: Campaign Training for Women
March 29, 9 a.m. - noon

Developing Your Campaign Message
March 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Communicating With Media and Voters
April 19, 9 a.m. - noon

Campaigning Online
April 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Spring 2019 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics Lecture - Florence George Graves
April 1, 7:30 p.m. @ Sun Room, Memorial Union