Solís Policy Institute Invites Applications for its 2023-2024 Program -


June 26, 2023


Media Contact:

Marisol Franco

Solís Policy Institute Invites Applications for its 2023-2024 Program

OAKLAND, Calif. – Women’s Foundation California’s state legislative training program, Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute (SPI), is pleased to announce the opening of its application period for its 2023-24 Cohort. SPI invites aspiring individuals passionate about creating impactful policy solutions to apply for this opportunity.

“We are thrilled to open the application period for the 2023 Solis Policy Institute program,” said Marisol Franco, Chief Strategist for Programs for Women’s Foundation California. “This program offers a transformative experience for aspiring leaders, equipping them with the necessary skills and networks to become effective agents of meaningful change in the public policy landscape. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in shaping a more inclusive and equitable society.”

For over 20 years, the Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute (SPI) has been a leading policy advocacy and fellowship program for genderqueer and non-binary people, cisgender, transgender women, and transgender men who are looking to build their skills and influence public policymaking at the state and local level. 

Key program highlights include:

  • Policy Analysis and Research: Participants will develop a deep understanding of the policy-making process and learn effective strategies for analyzing and assessing policies. 
  • Advocacy and Communications: Participants will learn how to engage stakeholders, build coalitions, and effectively communicate policy proposals to drive change.
  • Leadership and Networking: The program will help participants build connections to propel their careers and foster collaborations for future endeavors.

The Solís Policy Institute’s network of more than 600 alums has a proven track record of ushering more than 50 bills into law. The SPI state program focuses on impacting policy in four key issue areas: Public Health, Trauma, Reproductive Health and Criminal Justice.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must identify as genderqueer, non-binary, cisgender and transgender women or transgender men and have a keen interest in public policy. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography, are encouraged to apply. Additional eligibility information is available here

The application period for the 2023 SPI program is now open and will remain so until Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Interested individuals can submit their applications online through the SPI website. The website also provides more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, key dates and frequently asked questions.


About Women’s Foundation California: Women’s Foundation California is a statewide organization with more than four decades of experience leading the pursuit of racial, economic and gender justice and the advancement of gender expansive, intersectional feminist policies by investing in, training and connecting Californians most impacted by these critical issues. For more information, please visit the Women’s Foundation California website at

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