Women Leading the Way, a national research, art and storytelling project that challenges high school students to explore the fundamental human right to vote by connecting their family history to the Suffrage Movement — and by reflecting on their experience both personally and within the larger context of our democracy.

2020 will be an important election year. The Project offers a valuable tool and a unique opportunity to engage and connect students to the issues of their own time in a safe environment through open discussions, thoughtful reflections and critical thinking. It speaks to unity and seeks to foster a greater sense of community and appreciation of humanity’s shared experience.


Students will examine the history of the Suffrage Movement through the extraordinary pioneers who made significant and lasting contributions to human rights in United States and around the globe.  Based on their research and family history, they will create three short essays and two portraits that will be featured on a poster they design.

The project will culminate in an online showcase of all poster entries — and 100 entries will be selected to appear in a National Poster Exhibition to be held in New York City in 2020.


Organization/Company: Women Leading the Way
Location: United States
Deadline: March 8, 2018
How to Apply: This Project is free to join, open to all high schools in the U.S. and its territories, and will run through the 2018-2019 school year.

The deadline for registration is March 8, 2018. (Early registration encouraged).

To learn more and register, please go to