Real change happens when women lead.

Women are 52% of Alabama’s population and 100% essential to the future prosperity of our state, but far underrepresented in seats of power.

Those days are numbered.

To catalyze the mounting dialogue and public outcry for a powerful, unified voice for women in the state of Alabama, the Women’s Foundation of Alabama has built our own Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a durable and permanent advocacy operation that bridges the gap between the legislative process and Alabama’s diverse communities.

Women’s Policy Institute equips community leaders for public policy advocacy, connects women across the state to key stakeholders and to each other, and invests critical resources to support multi-issue movement-building and Fellow-led initiatives.

Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship

The WPI fellowship is a 40-hour experiential learning curriculum designed to train community leaders in public policy advocacy. Rooted in gender and racial equity, training sessions will build the skills necessary to successfully move policy, including organizing, civic engagement, and leadership.

Women’s Foundation of Alabama seeks independent-thinkers from a breadth of backgrounds and experiences. The Fellowship is open to anyone who wants to lead on the path to systems change for women in Alabama.

How to Apply

The 2022 application period is now closed.  Sign up below to stay informed on our advocacy efforts, including Women’s Policy Institute activities.

Now more than ever, women’s voices must be heard. Through their lived experience, women know what they and their families need to thrive. And when women lead, their families, communities, and countries benefit. Women in Alabama are ready to claim their seat – or bring their own if they must – and create a system where all voices are finally heard.

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