COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - More than 30 female college students from public, private and community colleges are at Mississippi University for Women to attend the New Leadership Mississippi Conference.
The intent of the week long conference is to help young women pursue a career in public service.
International and nationally known experts in womens' leadership and politics are at MUW to help educate the students about what they need to do to make their state a better place.
"We've just learned a lot," adds Domonique Jackson, student at USM. "The political and public service and how we can better ourselves as women."
"We've also gotten the chance to meet with women political leaders, who have taught us about some of the barriers that women face when they go into public service," added Jillian Cowart, student at Ole Miss. "So it's been really great to learn from their experiences as well."
Currently, 23 other states have similar organizations like "New Leadership Mississippi."