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.

The Women Impacting ISU calendar recognizes current students, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at Iowa State University.

Ready to RunĀ® Iowa is a non-partisan 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

Nigerian scholar, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
"The Persistence of Africa's Big Men: State-Society Relations and Democracy in Africa"
Nov. 9, 2017
4-5 p.m.
510 Ross Hall

"Green Light of Peace: Women, War and Post-War Return in Liberia"
Nov. 13, 2017
8 p.m.
Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Intersectionality, African Refugee Women and Durable Solutions"
Nov. 15, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.
302 Catt Hall

Women Impacting ISU Calendar Reception
Jan. 10, 2018
3:30 - 5 p.m. (program at 4 p.m.)
Sun Room, Memorial Union