Mercer senior chosen for nonprofit management fellowship

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Senior Kendall Webb chosen for Women’s Public Leadership Network Nonprofit Management Fellowship

Mercer University senior Kendall Webb has been chosen for the Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) Nonprofit Management Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Webb, a journalism and history major and a Stamps Scholar, is one of only three young women chosen for the fellowship out of nearly 100 final applicants. 

“For the past three years, Webb has worked to find opportunities for women in politics,” said Dr. David A. Davis, director of fellowships and scholarships. “She has studied history and political science, she has studied international policy in England, she has interned in the U.S. Senate in Washington, and she recognizes the fundamental need for women’s perspectives and experiences to be represented in elected office. This fellowship will present her with the ideal opportunity to promote women candidates so that elected officials better represent their constituents.”

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen as a WPLN Fellow for this upcoming year,” said Webb. “This fellowship is the culmination of three years of work in this field, and I am excited for this opportunity to help more women achieve elected office. I am grateful for the support of Mercer University and the Stamps Foundation that made this achievement possible.”

The fellows will travel to Washington, D.C., in September for a two-day training weekend to kick off their efforts. This is the second year that WPLN has deployed a cohort of fellows who will assist the organization’s state partners who identify, engage and train women to seek public office.

“The fresh perspectives and unique talents of these young women will amplify the impact of last year’s inaugural cohort,” said Larissa Martinez, WPLN founder and president. “I look forward to continuing this program that not only provides an opportunity to receive mentorship and develop skills but also supports our work to build a network of support across the country and see more women at decision-making tables.”

About WPLN

Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) is on a mission to pave a better way for women seeking every level of elected office, increase the number of women under consideration for political and government-related appointment, and grow a support system for women who believe that limited government principles lead to personal economic freedom and stronger economies. To achieve these goals, WPLN has developed strategic education and engagement partnerships throughout the country. Through these partnerships, WPLN provides programming, grants, education and engagement opportunities to fulfill its mission.