About Us


The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida was incorporated for the express purpose of increasing the number of women serving in elected office in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. Since 2013, we have encouraged women to participate in the political process, provided networking opportunities for women, and educated the community about the benefits of women in politics.

To achieve our purpose, IWP will —

  • Encourage women to consider political office a worthy endeavor

  • Help women see themselves as viable candidates

  • Provide candidates the knowledge and the tools to conduct successful campaigns

  • Educate Northwest Florida communities on the benefits of electing women to office

  • Promote understanding of the obligations and responsibilities of public service.

Our Mission Statement

To transform politics by increasing women’s engagement and representation in public leadership and the political process.

Our Vision

A future where women are engaged, represented, respected and take leadership roles in the political process.

The Institute is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization and does not endorse nor support individual candidates. It is exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Solicitation of Contributions. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  1800-HELP-FLA (435-7352)  www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com