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LIPPI Program Details

By June 25, 2018July 12th, 2018No Comments
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Join the program that has trained over 250 women in Massachusetts in a non-partisan initiative to provide women with the tools, mentors, and confidence needed to become our region’s community leaders and elected officials.


We aim to advance a more equitable and just society by helping women develop individual leadership and a deep understanding of policy change.  LIPPI generates leaders who will invest their time and talent in creating strong communities. Our participants become the civic and business leaders of tomorrow who help the region thrive. Each cohort is diverse in age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, and represents multiple sectors and professional experience levels.


Since our first cohort in 2010, over 250 LIPPI graduates are active in every walk of life. LIPPIstas are running for office, or currently holding office. LIPPI women sit on boards, write policy, promote public advocacy, and draft legislation while encouraging respectful and meaningful civic engagement. LIPPI women are CEO’s, teachers, fundraisers, writers, dancers, elected officials, business owners, and more. Whatever your path in life, LIPPI can help you develop a strong foundation of professional skills to assist you in sustaining your energy over a lifetime of work and advocacy.


The LIPPI program in open to women in Massachusetts and consists of 11 sessions plus a graduation ceremony that take place between September and June. Unless indicated, all sessions are held on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in Springfield. Each session includes a guest speaker and intensive training on a particular topic essential to leadership development for public service, policy advocacy, and workplace management. Between classes there may be related reading and journaling required. Tuition for the program is $2,500 and arrangements can be made for monthly payments. Some scholarships are available- ask us about them! College credit is also available through Bay Path University for an additional $400 fee. Cohort size is typically between 30 to 35 women.

Applications are online at

The deadline for applications has been extended to July 31th. 

See a schedule of the 2018-2019 sessions here.