NEW Leadership Oregon

NEW (National Education for Women's) Leadership Oregon is a nationally recognized program to find, mentor and train future women leaders. The Oregon chapter was formed in 2003 and affiliated with the Hatfield School of Government. NEW Leadership Oregon will create and host a six-day training program at Portland State University every summer to introduce college women to public leadership. Those chosen will be taught and mentored by many past and current women officeholders.

The program is patterned after a project created at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1991. It has extended to schools in six states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, and now Oregon.