Political Development Series

 Join the hundreds of women who are changing the face of Utah Politics. Register now for this
life-changing 6-month cohort. 

I'm Ready to Explore this Next Step

The next series begins in September 2023.

 WLI’s Political Development Series Impact

PDS Participants Who Have Completed the Series

Participants Became Candidates - City, County, State, National


Candidates Who Win Their Races after Participating in PDS

PDS Participants Appointed Through Exposure in PDS


2nd Thursdays, September – February,  10:30 am – 2:00 pm,

One South Main Street, 18th Floor, SLC

                                                September 14th | October 12 | November 9 | December 14 | January 11 | February 8

“The Political Development Series will inspire you and give you the courage and tools to run for office.  There is something wonderful about being in a room full of smart, engaged women from a variety of political backgrounds all interested in making our state better. 

The speakers were informative and dynamic, and the women I met were truly amazing.  I especially enjoyed the session on the nuts and bolts of running for office, and the panel discussions with women serving in various elected offices. 

I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in running for office or just being more involved with policy decisions in Utah.  Sign up — we need you!” 

Suzanne Harrison, Salt Lake County Council

I'm Ready to Explore this Next Step

The next series begins in September 2023.

Political Development Series Cost and Benefits

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What Women are Saying about PDS

“As a two-term councilwoman in Logan, I had considered taking the next step of running for Mayor.  WLI provided advice and encouragement towards that goal.  Thanks to Pat and the WLI for their good work towards ensuring we have more women’s voices represented In government.”
Holly Daines

Mayor of Logan

“I loved participating in the Political Development Series. To me, it was a monthly dose of can-do and candor that I looked forward to every time. The other ladies inspired me and I feel more prepared to grow my political wings. Thank you WLI for providing this empowering opportunity!”

Jewel Allen

Grantsville City Council Member

“I was just thinking about how much the political development series helped me make the decision to run and then overcome some of the self-doubt that tends to plague us as women in the public arena. Your efforts made a significant difference for me and I’m sure for many others.”

Kelleen Potter

Former, Heber City Mayor

I'm Ready to Grow my Leadership Capacity

The next series begins in September 2023.

I'm Ready to Vote for Change

The next series begins in September 2023.

 Some of our PDS Alumni Running for Political Office

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