Did you know that women are 50% less likely than men to seriously consider running for office, less likely than men actually to run for office and far less likely to run for higher office? If you are inspired to get involved in the political process or know someone who you think should run for office, take a look at some leadership trainings.
Sponsored by the White House Project
Go Lead sessions, led by local experts in coalition with community partners on relevant and current issues, develop sustained leadership through skill building sessions such as public speaking, lobbying, and negotiation. Go Lead trainings are held throughout the country, with an upcoming training schedule available online.
By educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbuing them with the skills they need to be leaders, we give women the “running start” they need to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision making power of this country.
Ready to Run™ National Training Network
Sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics
Ready to Run™ is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Policy experts, party officials, campaign consultants, and prominent elected and appointed leaders provide insight to participants in programs held throughout the country.
Find more resources at the Center for American Women In Politics