Watch Recordings of the 5th Annual Summit!

Recordings of our Annual Summit are now available! Learn more about The Confluence of Essentials: Power, Water and Leadership. Or host a circle meeting using one of these panel discussions and our new Power and Water Brief!

What Members Say

Who is in a Policy Circle? Women who…

  • Value open dialogue and enjoy learning from others;
  • Believe that fostering entrepreneurial values, creativity, and competition unleashes the best opportunities for all to pursue their dreams and improve their lives;
  • Know every woman has the potential to learn about and influence policy.

Our growing tribe of women are changing the conversation and making an impact. Hear from just a few of the more than 3,500 women across the country who gather regularly to learn about public policy and take action in their communities.


“We would have never expected the road The Policy Circle has led us on. As a result of our group conversations and shared interests, we expanded our efforts towards community development projects. We mobilized and joined a bus tour of economically depressed areas of St. Louis and held ongoing conversations with a former St. Louis mayor. Together, we were part of the community’s voice and efforts towards developing and improving the quality of life in the Hyde Park area.”

Wendy and Stephanie, Missouri Circle Leaders


“This is the first time I have been an [election] judge and I will thank Policy Circle for pushing me into it. I thought judges had to be asked and I had no idea how to go about it.  I hope other Circle members are getting involved too. I am talking it up and spreading the word.”

Melissa, Illinois Circle Leader

“In our Circle, there is a place for everyone, from the ladies who simply enjoy participation, to those like me who thrive in facilitation and building community. We are joined by women who are just getting their start in advocacy, to those who are carrying the flame of change for homelessness, poverty, education, and more.”

Erica, Colorado Circle Leader


“The Policy Circle has given me the opportunity to influence the women around me, drawing them to a higher sense of themselves through their own brilliance and willingness to learn.”

Judi, Illinois Circle Leader

“Being a part of the Policy Circle has been both fun and enlightening! I love gathering with my girlfriends and learning actual substance and facts regarding real issues.”

Sally, Texas Circle Member


“Our group really enjoys all the research materials that are available to us on the Policy Circle website, especially the briefs that we have used for our meeting discussions. The briefs we have used so far have been a fantastic combination of factual and thought provoking materials. I’m discovering opinions that I didn’t even know I had.”

Mary, Texas Circle Leader

“I want to say thank you for creating a platform where we can learn, feel a little more empowered and confident, reach out to others who want to share their voice, discuss sensitive topics without fear while staying fact-based and spend purpose-filled time with friends (and people who will become friends)!”

Stacy, Texas Circle Member


“I am so pleased to have discovered The Policy Circle. It provides me access to the information I need to more fully understand today’s complex issues and plugs me into a meaningful dialogue. I love the fact-based conversations in contrast to the simplistic sound bites and political drama so prevalent in other arenas. Most importantly, being a part of this organization has truly renewed my desire to engage with others in pursuit of solutions.”

Tracey, Illinois Circle Member

“I knew that I would enjoy learning from other women, but I have been surprised by how quickly and broadly my world has expanded because of my introduction to these women through Policy Circle meetings.  It feels like I am part of something very important, perhaps transformational–with the potential to have a great impact on communities, particularly as more and more women find their hearts, minds, and voices emboldened by the ideas and experiences of others.”

Deborah, Indiana Circle Member