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What is NEW Leadership Texas?

NEW Leadership is a national non-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics.There are NEW Leadership programs in about 25 states. NEW Leadership Texas has been at UT since 2012.

NEW Leadership Texas is a six-day residential summer institute sponsored by UT’s Center for Women’s & Gender Studies that educates college students about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.

NEW Leadership Texas brings together college students from across the political spectrum to the UT Austin campus each year to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics. The program exposes participants to new ideas and opportunities as they consider their future careers.  

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Learning From Women Leaders

NEW Leadership Texas participants meet women leaders with a wide range of backgrounds, educational experiences, and political views. During the program, students hear from women who are shaping public policy as elected officials, community leaders and issue advocates. These women serve as role models and mentors, illustrating the challenges that women leaders face as well as the opportunities they encounter to make a difference.

Developing  Leadership Skills

Many NEW Leadership Texas sessions are interactive workshops and hands-on exercises that encourage participants to practice their leadership skills. Students participate in workshops such as public speaking, conflict resolution, networking and advocacy training.

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