Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact
The Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact, or LIPPI, equips women to become civic leaders in their communities, to impact policy on the local, state, and national levels, and to seek and hold on to elected positions. Focusing on community organizing, the legislative process and policy-making, campaign management, fundraising, board participation, and running for office, LIPPI gives women the tools – and just as importantly the confidence – they need to become civic and political leaders.
LIPPI trains women in the nuts and bolts of impacting policy from the citizen perspective. By helping women develop these two sets of skills—individual leadership development and policy change—we aim to advance social change for a more equitable and just society.
140 LIPPI Strong!
140 women have participated from the four counties of Western MA, representing all socio-economic backgrounds, ages and our region's major ethnic groups. Our participants range in age from 18 to 60+, with 40 percent representing minority groups. Some currently serve on school committees, city councils and town select boards, while others have never run for office before.
Hear from LIPPI graduates in their own words.
Graduates are making their own impact. See how our graduates and current participants are stepping up their leadership.
Linda Tyer (left) and Catherine VanBramer are strong leaders in their own right, but together they pull each other forward, improve their community, and exemplify that leadership grows when shared. Joined by other LIPPI sisters in Berkshire County, we can only begin to imagine how women will be leading the way locally and beyond.
Read their complete LIPPI Story.
In Their Own Words
Hear what our LIPPI participants have to say about
the LIPPI experience!
Women Setting the Bar!!
We have had amazing local talent and beyond share their wisdom and
'tricks of the trade' to our eager LIPPI cohorts. We are proud to share
our complete list of workshop presenters and guest speakers.
Here, Natalie Blais,
District Representative for U.S. Rep. Jim Mc Govern, gives powerful presentation on political involvement from the citizen's perspective.
To find our more about LIPPI please contact:
Julie Kumble, Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives
firstname.lastname@example.org or 529-0087 x 13.