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¡Presente su solicitud!

No pierda la oportunidad de unirse a la próxima generación de creadores de cambio de políticas. El plazo de presentación […]

Taking Care of One Another 💞

Our Women’s Policy Institute is built by people who have been through the program themselves. WPI Alum Marisol, Libby, and […]

¿Aplicando al Instituto de Políticas Locales de las Mujeres?

¿Preparado para sacar a relucir su poder político local? Las solicitudes para el Instituto de Políticas Locales de las Mujeres […]

La solicitud de WPI-Local 2022 ha abierto

¿Estás listo/a para contribuir a fortalecer tu comunidad y cambiar la situación actual a nivel local? ¡Nuestro Instituto de Política […]

WPI Victory Lap 2020

As we pass from one season to another, I want to take a moment to celebrate the big victories, small […]

Moving Money, Making History

We are moving money. We are shifting priorities. We are creating a California where the laws and budgets reflect who […]

Welcome Women’s Policy Institute-State Class of 2021!

Women’s Foundation California is proud to introduce you to the 18th cohort of the Women’s Policy Institute- State Class of 2021! As we […]

Women’s Policy Institute LA County Team Wins Funding to Expand Doula Services

Recently, the Women’s Policy Institute Los Angeles County Health Justice Team advocated for and won increased funding for high-quality doula […]

Welcome Women’s Policy Institute State Class of 2019-2020!

The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 17th cohort of Women’s Policy Institute-State fellows, the Class of 2020. More […]

Transforming the Halls of Power, WPI-State Class of 2018

It’s been a pretty exciting year for the 30 community leaders who make up our Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) – […]

Congratulations to WPI-State Class of 2018

July 31, 2018 Written by Surina Khan, CEO Women’s Foundation of California ***Below is the keynote address given by Surina […]

Watch now! Women’s Policy Institute Criminal Justice Team Introduced on Senate Floor

  Earlier this month, May 14th, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 1393, authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo […]

Changing Policy at the Local Level: WPI-Local 2017-2018

April 24, 2018 Written by Elizabeth Ayala, Senior Program Associate, Women’s Foundation of CA “The Women’s Policy Institute has changed […]

Introducing the 2018 class of Women’s Policy Institute-State

The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 2017-2018 class of Women’s Policy Institute-State fellows. More effective […]

Big Updates on the 14th Class of Women’s Policy Institute-State

The graduation of the Women’s Policy Institute-State Class of 2017 is upon us. Each of the five teams have worked […]

Extended: Apply Now to Work on Medical Abortion Bill

Calling all reproductive justice policy advocates! This is a special application to recruit advocates for a Women’s Policy Institute-State team which […]

Apply now! #WomensPolicyInstitute-State

We’re accepting applications for the 2018 class of the Women’s Policy Institute-State now!  Are you an advocate or activist in […]

Economic justice for formerly incarcerated women in San Bernadino County

Imagine: You are a 22 year old woman with a child, and you just got convicted of your very first […]

Introducing: The Environmental Justice Team of Women’s Policy Institute-State

The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 2016–2017 class of Women’s Policy Institute–State (WPI) fellows. […]

Introducing: the Interpersonal Violence Team of Women’s Policy Institute-State

The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 2016–2017 class of Women’s Policy Institute–State (WPI) fellows. […]

Introducing the Child Care Team of Women’s Policy Institute-State

“Child care is not just a poverty or investment issue – it is about fundamental human rights.” – Clarissa Doutherd […]

Introducing: The Trans Liberation Team of Women’s Policy Institute-State

I didn’t realize that policy work and legislative advocacy for communities could bring about real change to so many. – […]

The 2016-17 Class of the Women’s Policy Institute-State

I didn’t realize that policy work and legislative advocacy for communities could bring about real change to so many.  – […]

Local Women Lead Policy Change in Inland Empire

Surina Khan, January 25, 2016, The Press Enterprise What happens when we give women the tools, resources and relationships they […]

I ♥ Women’s Policy Institute

We’re participating in #GivingTuesday this year and are trying to raise $60,000 and fund an entire Women’s Policy Institute team. This groundbreaking program has changed the lives of 300 graduates and they have gone on to change the lives of thousands of women.

WPI Graduate Elected to Public Office

Last week, Jessie Ryan, a Women’s Policy Institute graduate, was elected to the Sacramento City Unified School District Board. Jessie was chosen to represent Area 7, the poorest, most diverse district in SCUSD. We simply can’t think of a more qualified candidate for the job.

Women’s Foundation of California Names 20 Community Based Leaders as 2014-2015 Women’s Policy Institute Fellows

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2014 (PRNewswire-USNewswire)—The Women's Foundation of California announced today that 20 leading social justice advocates working within […]

Learn about our 2013-14 WPI Criminal Justice Team

(left to right) Vanessa Perez, Time for Change Foundation; Deborah Small, Break the Chains; Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a […]

February 2014 Update on Our Women’s Policy Institute Fellows

Our eleventh class of fellows finds themselves at a midpoint in their fellowship. They’ve already attended two four-day retreats and […]

2013 Women’s Policy Institute bills

Our 10th class of Women’s Policy Institute (WPI)  fellows is walking on water. As of June 24, 2013, the six […]

Apply to our Women’s Policy Institute and Unleash Your Civic Imagination

This year we’re looking for 30 extraordinary fellows who have strong content knowledge in one of these three issue areas: […]

Successful WPI Bill to End Shackling of Pregnant Women Featured on Making Contact Radio

Samantha Rogers, a formerly incarcerated woman, recently spoke at a party celebrating the passage of AB 2530 (Atkins)—California’s new law […]

Our 2013 Women’s Policy Institute Legislative Reception Honorees

For the last seven years we’ve held our annual Legislative Reception in Sacramento, our state’s capital. This lively evening event […]

WPI Fellows Create Messages that Stick

Photographs by Michelle Chandra, Communications Associate, Women’s Foundation of California Each year the Women’s Foundation of California trains up to […]

Training the Next Generation of Women Advocates

Each year, 15 young women graduate from the Female Leadership Academy (FLA) program of ACT for Women and Girls in […]

From Vision to Policy: Women’s Policy Institute Legislative Wins

Over the past few weeks, the work of our Women’s Policy Institute fellows has been in the news, in big […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Lobbying

The Women’s Policy Institute of the Women’s Foundation of California trains women advocates on how to lobby while actively lobbying. […]

Measuring the Impact of Advocacy

By Hannah Hill, Program Associate, Women’s Foundation of California What is the rate of return for every dollar invested in […]

The Power of Public Policy

Each year, the Women’s Foundation California trains up to 30 women on how to impact change in California through public […]

Making a Difference through Public Policy

“When you give a woman voice, and you give her the knowledge of her own power and [the knowledge] that […]

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