Organizations for Women in Iowa

50-50 in 2020
50-50 in 2020 is a bi-partisan organization that aims to recruit, train and mentor Iowa women to become political leaders.

Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women is a state agency that seeks to assure equality for Iowa women. The ICSW advocates for Iowa women, working to equalize women's opportunities and promote full participation by women in the economic, political and social life of the state.

League of Women Voters of Ames
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.

League of Women Voters of Iowa
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 to "finish the fight" after women won the right to vote. Its aim from the start has been to ensure citizens are informed about issues and prepared to play their part in community building and government.

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership at the University of Iowa
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive six-day residential institute designed to further develop young women's public leadership skills, support their engagement in civic life, and create opportunities for them to build relationships with women involved in public leadership on the local, state and national level. The goal of the program is to increase the participation of women at all levels of public leadership, including the non-profit sector, state government and elected office.

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC)
IWLC is a broad-based organization offering comprehensive leadership resources including events featuring prominent speakers, frequent networking opportunities, and other important services to advance women’s leadership in all aspects of their lives.