We Are The Madison
Founded in 2003, The Madison of Washington, DC is a private membership 501 (C)(7) professional, civic, and social organization of no more than 100 young women in the greater District of Columbia area.
We represent a broad range of backgrounds, education, careers and beliefs, but are united by our dedication to service, friendship, professional growth, and pride in our DC community.
A powerful network of diverse women
The Madison is known as one of the most prominent bi-partisan DC women’s organizations. Our members seek to improve their communities and enhance their lives through volunteerism, all while having fun. Madison's are held to the highest standards of young professionals and represent themselves with pride and grace in all they do.
seeking to give back to our community
Members are esteemed young leaders in our community and respected areas of work. We continue to achieve excellence in every professional field— from legal to politics, design to medicine, non-profit to The Hill, athletics to engineering, finance start-ups to Big Fours, The Madison celebrates diversity of excellence which can be seen across The District.
and nourish lifelong relationships.
We provide guided growth and opportunities for passionate young female leaders. Here at The Madison, we aim to create lasting connections with our members and established alumni network. The mentorship, friendships, outreach and networking opportunities The Madison provides will stay with you for a lifetime. It is our core mission to be women supporting women.
Grace | Friendship | Social Responsibility | Philanthropy | Leadership
The Madison was created to make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual. We foster strength of character by emphasizing leadership development, service to others, and continued personal growth, with a commitment to friendship and the community.
The organization is named in honor of Dolley Madison, who ranks among the most significant and beloved first ladies in American history. We seek to further Dolley's legacy of gracious character, civic pride, and commitment to service.
Dolley Todd Madison was the wife of James Madison, President of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She was noted for holding Washington D.C social functions in which she invited members of both political parties, essentially spearheading the concept of bipartisan cooperation, before that was a commonly used term. Dolley helped to create the idea that members of each party could amicably socialize, network, and negotiate with each other without resulting in violence.
To this day, the legacy of Dolley lives on through The Madison. As a bipartisan group of young women, we understand the importance of celebrating all of our member's and feel we are stronger together with political differences aside.
The Madison has given me a platform within the DC community to elevate every aspect of my life. These women are intelligent, fearless leaders and friends. I look forward to encouraging our community of women to give back to our beloved city and celebrate our organization for years to come.
- Terra Davis, 2020 President