The Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) is now accepting applications for its sixth class of fellows. The only program of its kind in the nation, the vision for the Institute is to increase the number of community-based women leaders in California who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and well-being of women and girls. The program provides intensive advocacy and leadership training each year for a diverse group of up to 30 California women who are leading non-profit organizations and seek to act as a bridge between the needs of communities and policymakers.
In its first five years, the WPI has trained over 130 women, and fellows have helped to pass nine new laws that positively impact women’s lives throughout California. Areas of focus for the 2008-2009 program are: economic justice, environmental health & justice, criminal justice, reproductive health & justice, and elder women’s issues. The Women’s Policy Institute is a program of the Women’s Foundation of California.
For more information on the Women’s Policy Institute and to download an application, please visit:
The deadline for applications is June 11, 2008.
You can also contact, Amanda Cassel, for more information:

Amanda Cassel
Program Officer
The Women’s Foundation of California
340 Pine Street, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94104
Ph: (415) 837-1113, ext. 323
Fax: (415) 837-1144