For over a dozen years the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership has been successfully preparing and propelling women to take on elected and appointed positions to advance progressive, democratic ideals.

Our mission is to train more Democratic women to run for office at all levels in Illinois.

Every year IWIL selects approximately twelve Illinois women to participate in an eight month fellowship. During this time, IWIL provides the skills to run winning campaigns. The curriculum includes leadership development, advanced fundraising tactics, public speaking, communications, media and voter contact training.