NEW Leadership Nevada 2016 Summer Institute


Jun. 11, 2016 (All day)
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National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership is an award-winning program to educate and empower the next generation of women leaders. Originally developed in 1991 by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers, in 2001 the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada became the first site in the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain states to host this program. NEW Leadership Nevada features an innovative curriculum designed to:

  • Teach students about the diversity of women’s historical and contemporary participation in politics and policy making;
  • Connect students with women leaders who make a difference in the public sphere, education, gaming, business, law, politics, banking, community activism, and more;
  • Help students explore the demands of justice based, effective, and ethical leadership in a diverse society;
  • Cultivate students’ leadership skills;
  • Enable students to practice leadership through action; and
  • Build a statewide network of peers and mentors.

During the 6-day summer institute, 24-26 college students from across the state learn about women’s leadership and civic participation from accomplished women leaders through a series of panels, lectures, and interactive workshops designed to create lasting networks and mentoring relationships. Program speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, including law, business, politics, education, community activism, non-profit organizations, banking, gaming, small business, medicine, real estate, and more.  

Students from all academic disciplines benefit and build leadership skills that are applicable to their chosen field. NEW Leadership Nevada is open to all undergraduate students attending a college or university in Nevada and to Nevada residents attending schools in other states. We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Institute in the fall of 2016.


Thanks to the generosity of community partners and subsidies from NSHE institutions, there is currently no cost to the student to participate in NEW Leadership Nevada.

Admission Information

Applications for NEW Leadership Nevada 2016 are no longer being accepted. Applications for NEW Leadership Nevada 2017 will open in the fall of 2016. 

Check the Women's Research Institute of Nevada's website for more details.

Contact Information

UNLV's Women's Research Institute of Nevada

External Sponsor

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the NEW Leadership Nevada 2016 Presenting Sponsor. 

NEW Leadership Nevada 2016 is also sponsored by Altria Client Services; Nevada International Women’s Forum; Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas; UnitedHealthcare; UNLV’s Student Life Funding Committee, William S. Boyd School of Law, and Women’s Council; and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. WRIN is also grateful to The Eleanor Kagi Foundation – A Lynn M. Bennett Legacy for its ongoing support.