There are more women in Congress than ever before—the future is female. Now is the time for BA Women to take Washington, ensuring women at all levels can create the world they imagine. EmpowHER is making our shared dream a reality, offering a number of benefits and scholarship opportunities to support women’s personal, professional, and leadership development.

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What is EmpowHER?

EmpowHER is the brainchild of the BA Rudolph Foundation which has been championing women who, like B.A., seek to make a difference in the world since 2011.

EmpowHER is an application-based, 8-week intensive summer program in Washington, D.C. designed for progressive women. Our nation's capital is brimming with opportunities to learn and grow. Imagine spending your summer exploring and witnessing history in a city with some of the world’s most influential women. Meet BA Women from the past seven years of summer programming.

In the EmpowHER program, you won’t need to imagine what creating change with other BA Women in a dynamic environment would feel like, you’ll be living it. And as a member of both the EmpowHER program and BA Women community, you won’t be living it alone. You’ll be surrounded by a network of uplifting, inspiring women destined to make a change in the world. A BA Woman has a passion for change and the drive to go out and make it happen. Through EmpowHER, and her tribe of BA women, you’ll be unstoppable.

Ready to make a change in the world? EmpowHER is where you start.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation gave me access to a network of women who served as a testament to the power of togetherness. This was, and continues to be, the greatest gift I received from my time as a scholar.

Austyn Holleman, BA Rudolph program alumnae, BA Woman