NFWL in the States

NFWL may be based in Alexandria, VA, but we love to travel across the country to meet with our elected women members! NFWL in the States consists of three different types of visits: Dome Tours, Focus Forums, and Capitol Chats. These are great opportunities to connect with NFWL and learn more about the resources and programs we offer in an informal and fun setting. Click here to learn more about NFWL in the States.

NFWL Issue Summits

NFWL Issue Summits are day and a half long discussions on some of the most critical issues in America today. They are designed to encourage the building of alliances and foster a safe environment for sharing ideas and learning about new initiatives. Programs include keynote speakers, panel discussions, leadership development sessions, topic training/model legislation, and facilitated roundtable discussions. Click here to find out more.

Elected Women of Excellence Awards

This award was established in 2013 as part of NFWL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in order to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across the country. Find out more about the Elected Women of Excellence Award program here.

Student Scholarship Program

For more than 25 years, the National Foundation for Women Legislators has hosted the Annual Student Essay Scholarship Contest, which provides five females a $1,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference, and an award that is presented at the event. Visit the Scholarship Page for more information and to apply!


In 2017, NFWL launched a partnership with the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). NFWL is a nominating partner, helping elected women between the ages of 25 and 40 be selected for ACYPL’s international delegation trips. Click here to learn more and to nominate an elected woman.