Georgetown Women in Politics is an organization dedicated to the encouragement, promotion and support of women in leadership positions, both on campus and after graduation.
Founded in 2001, WiP organizes events such as panels, lectures, dinners and more to connect students with career women in fields including law, medicine and government. WiP also hosts events such as discussion groups, movie nights, and DC social outings designed for students to network and share advice.
WiP is an exceptionally chill, community-oriented club, and we genuinely consider each member a friend and a fellow Hoya. Every WiP woman appreciates her friends from all schools and recognizes the opportunities offered by WiP alumnae for career advancement, including special access to internship positions.
WiP is run by a central board that consists of seven senior members in positions such as Director of Communications, Mentoring Program Director and Alumnae Relations Director. Each board member also serves as the point person for a specific committee or event. So far this year, events have included a night kayaking trip on the Potomac for members of our new and popular Mentoring Program, a networking panel event with women leaders from various campus organizations and an evening of socializing with alumnae and current members at Zed’s Ethiopian on M Street.
Interested in becoming involved? We always love new members, no matter when they join. You can become as involved as you like, from simply joining the listserv, to attending our events, to joining one of our planning committees. Our next general event is an open, small group discussion in which we’ll be analyzing and discussing women’s roles in the upcoming U.S. election. Come out Sunday, Oct. 16th (location to be announced) from 7 to 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. No matter how much you already know about their topics, these discussions are a great way to learn more, have a good time and make use of the knowledge and passion of other WiP members. Even if you’ve never been to any of our events, we’d love to see you there. If you have any questions or would like to join the listserv to receive our short bimonthly newsletters, shoot us an email at [email protected], or check us out on Facebook.
— Emily Woodbury, Director of Communications and Mentoring Program