Women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership. Our country can only benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences.
To that end, She Should Run provides women with the encouragement and resources they need to run for public office.
Since their founding in 2008, over 100,000 women from all walks of life have been encouraged to consider public office through She Should Run's "Ask a Woman to Run" program.
It should be noted that She Should Run is non-partisan, supporting women as candidates regardless of which side of the aisle they choose to sit on. Along with mentorship and guidance, they provide a number of research resources that explore the great need for women's leadership in the United States.
- 'Girls and Leadership' underscores the uneven playing field for boys and girls when it comes to leadership, exploring the gender gap in leadership and politics exists.
- 'Name It. Change It.' identifies how sexism, even mild sexist language and appearance based coverage, has an impact on voters' likelihood to vote for a female candidate.
- 'Vote With Your Purse' examines trends in women's political giving and financial power.
- 'PACs and Party Scorecard: Money Talks' scores the country's 20 largest PACs, as well as the Democratic and Republican congressional party committees, on their support of women candidates.
Some of their other initiatives include:
- See Joan Run", a parody of the classic children's book "Fun with Dick and Jane"
- The She Should Run incubator
The Incubator program offers online courses to help any woman develop practical leadership skills and give context for what matters most through the lens of public service.
But this isn't typical political training. As Incubator members, women also have access to a community of like-minded women who offer support and advice, plus women leaders from all walks of political life who are there to offer mentorship and inspiration.
To find out how you can get support their work, visit She Should Run at:
And finally, if you're interested in finding other organizations that are mentoring people for political leadership roles, visit this page on ProgressiveGiving.com:
http://www.progressivegiving.com/category/run for office/