The 13th Annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute takes place on February 8th and 9th, 2019 in Helena, MT. It is a two-day hands-on conference about issues that impact women and families in Montana, and an opportunity for folks of all backgrounds and levels of experience to network, discuss policy issues, and build their skills. 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. Carpool help and childcare are provided and accessible accommodations are available. Please read below for information on how to register and what to expect.

Click here to register for the 2019 Women’s Policy Leadership Institute

Travel, Accommodations, & Childcare

Montana Women Vote will help coordinate carpools from your community to Helena. We also have a limited number of gas cards available for people who cannot carpool but need gas reimbursement. Carpool requests will be gathered during registration and details sent out to attendees in late January. 

Montana Women Vote will book and assign rooms (roommate requests accepted) for attendees who register for the conference with a hotel stay. Attendees are also welcome to register for the conference only and take care of their own accommodations.

Childcare will be provided through Helena’s drop-in child care center and paid for by Montana Women Vote. Attendees are responsible for drop off and pick up at the center. 


  • Conference Registration with Hotel (Includes Friday evening hotel accommodations, Saturday breakfast and lunch.) $135
  • Conference Registration Only (Includes Saturday lunch.) $75
  • Partial and full scholarships are available to attendees. Scholarships can be requested as part of the registration process. 


Sponsors are a crucial part of making this incredible conference happen every year. The Women’s Policy Leadership Institute has grown significantly in the last couple years and we need your help to continue making this event accessible to our entire community. Email MWV Development Director, Kylie Gursky at kylie@montanawomenvote.org

Questions about WPLI? Contact Program Director, Ella Smith at ella@montanawomenvote.org