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

Ames Mayor to Speak at Ames Public Library
"Experiences of Being Ames Mayor and a Woman in Politics"
Sept. 7, 2017
7 p.m.
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave., Ames, IA 50010
Free and open to the public

WE Lead: Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference
November 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Iowa State University Alumni Center
No cost to attend but registration is required

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