Why We Invested
The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Women Chiefs of Staff Program seeks to improve the ability of Congress to function by fostering stronger bipartisan relationships among women chiefs of staff. Through monthly meetings and activities, including social events, professional development, and charitable projects, they are working to address the current dysfunction in Congress.
Democracy Fund believes that the lack of personal relationships among Members and congressional staff leads to hyperpartisan divides, making it easier to view the other party as the enemy. The development of a new generation of women leaders in public service is a vital way to effect change and restore an effective democracy.