The Women’s Policy Leadership Institute is a two-day hands-on conference about issues that impact women and families in Montana. It is an opportunity for women of all backgrounds and levels of experience to network, discuss policy issues, and build their skills. WPLI is an opportunity to talk directly with elected officials and even learn about running for office yourself.

The Women’s Policy Leadership Institute is fun, diverse, and open to everyone! Scholarships are available for lodging and registration, and we provide carpool help and childcare in an effort to make sure that everyone who wants to come to WPLI can join us. Accessible accommodations are available!

The 2019 conference will be February 8th and 9th in Helena at the Great Northern Hotel. 

Registration for 2019 WPLI will open in October 2018. 

Scholarship applications covering food, lodging, conference cost, and childcare are available a first-come-first-serve basis. We’ll help arrange carpools for folks needing a ride to Helena who indicate need in their registration.

Questions about WPLI? Contact Kylie at

Interested in sponsoring WPLI? Hosting the annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute takes time, effort, and money. We rely on our sponsors to partner with us in pulling this amazing conference together every year. Interested in partnering with our work through financial sponsorship? Email Kylie at