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Check out the latest articles to help you on your journey to elected leadership.

Some TLC From The She Should Run Team

Published Date: 31-July-2018

At She Should Run, we're working hard to reach women's equal representation in government and we know all the women in the She Should Run community are working equally as hard at making a difference in their own communities on the issues that they're passionate about. However, we know that leadership is a marathon, not a sprint and if we want to be in this for the long haul, then self-care is crucial. In this latest piece, She Should Run staff shares their go-to methods and tips for taking care of yourself.

Running For Office As An Introvert

Published Date: 26-July-2018

If you think running for office is only for extroverts, think again. In this latest piece, She Should Run Office Fellow Bri'ana Odom explains why introverts make great leaders and highlights tools you can use to start charting your own unique leadership path to public office (hint: you're on one right now!)

What Is The Future Majority Project?

Published Date: 24-July-2018

The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) identifies, recruits, trains, and supports candidates at the state level who better reflect the full diversity of our nation. Launched in 2011, FMP’s mission is to support men and women from diverse communities as they run to grow the economy, support job creators and focus on ways to keep more money in the pockets of working families. We spoke with FMP’s Executive Director, Neri Martinez about “down ticket” races as a great opportunity for women and what they look for when recruiting candidates for these races.

Why She Leads: Molly Sheehan

Published Date: 12-July-2018

Through our Incubator Spotlight series, She Should Run is highlighting the voices of women in the Incubator program who have made the decisionto step forward and run for elected office. These women running for office all across the country and at every level of government draw their inspiration from different places. Today, you’ll learn about how Molly Sheehan, a postdoctoral fellow in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Office Hours With Grover Beach, California City Councilwoman Mariam Shah

Published Date: 10-July-2018

Learn how Councilwoman Mariam Shah prepared to run for office, how she interacts with her constituents, and her favorite part about being an elected official by joining the She Should Run Incubator and our Incubator Facebook Community Group where you can watch the full video of Councilwoman Shah.

Pro-Tip: Making Your Campaign More Inclusive of People With Disabilities

Published Date: 28-June-2018

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is a nonprofit organization that advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. We recently chatted with Sarah Blahovec, NCIL’s Disability Vote Organizer who shared key insights and tips for candidates looking to make their campaigns more accessible and inclusive. 

Why She Leads: Megan Stoner

Published Date: 26-June-2018

Through our Incubator Spotlight series, She Should Run is highlighting the voices of women in the Incubator program who have decided to step forward and run for elected office. These women running for office all across the country and at every level of government draw their inspiration from different places. Today, you’ll learn about how Megan Stoner, at only age 20, ran for County Council and how she became involved in politics at a young age. 

There's No Better Time To Be A Young Woman In Politics

Published Date: 21-June-2018

At She Should Run, we're focused on building the pipeline of female elected leaders from all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and political parties. Community Assistant, Kathleen Kiernan, encourages young women to start their political journeys and outlines six ways you can start creating change in your own community.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Non-partisanship In Today's Political Climate

Published Date: 19-June-2018

In this piece, She Should Run Digital & Creative Manager, Jenn Addison, reflects on her own experiences in interacting with others who may not share the same opinions and how this has impacted her work with She Should Run. As a nonpartisan organization, our mission is to empower women from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and political parties to run for office.

3 Reasons To Run For Local Office

Published Date: 14-June-2018

With over 500,000 elected offices in the United States, overwhelmingly at the local level, we need women running for office at all levels of government. And in many smaller communities, the filing period to get your name on the ballot may be coming up quick! As the mayor and city councilmember for her city, She Should Run Community Manager, Sofia Pereira, knows from experience that a lot of positive change can be made at the local level. Read her three reasons why you should run for local office. 

Why She Leads: Clarisa Treviño

Published Date: 11-June-2018

Through our Incubator Spotlight series, She Should Run is highlighting the voices of women in the Incubator program who have decided to step forward and run for elected office. These women running for office all across the country and at every level of government draw their inspiration from different places. Today, you’ll learn about how Clarisa Treviño, who is running for state representative in Michigan, turned a profound personal loss into a sense of purpose.

Pro-Tip: Winning For Women!

Published Date: 07-June-2018

Winning For Women is a 501(c)(4) organization with a federal PAC that aims 1) to inform the public of national security and free-market policies that will benefit the lives of all Americans, 2) to organize and amplify the voices of women across the country who embrace such, 3) to broaden the audience for a strong conservative message, and 4) to expand the ability of right-of-center women to succeed in their pursuit of leadership opportunities, including elected office. We chatted with Rebecca Schuller, Winning For Women’s Executive Director about the the best way and time to reach out to organizations for an endorsement (hint: the earlier the better!).

Office Hours With City Councilwoman Natalie Arroyo

Published Date: 01-June-2018

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to serve as elected official with only female colleagues, then you need to meet Natalie Arroyo. In 2014, Natalie was elected to the Eureka, California City Council, making the City of Eureka the only all-women city council in California in 2015. She is also the first Latina elected to Eureka City Council. She Should Run holds Office Hours every third Thursday of the month at Noon EDT with current elected officials, campaign experts, and women leaders. 

Pro-Tip: LUPE PAC Shares How To Score Key Endorsements When You Run For Office

Published Date: 22-May-2018

LUPE (Latinas United for Political Empowerment) is a non-partisan PAC dedicated to increasing Latina participation in the political process in the State of New Jersey; increasing the number of progressive Latinas in elected and appointed office; and promoting and supporting progressive Latinas running for local, state, and federal office. Recently, we chatted with Patricia Campos Medina, President of LUPE PAC, about first-time candidates, endorsements, and how critical it is to build relationships when running for office.

Changing The Face Of Leadership: It's A Marathon Not A Sprint

Published Date: 16-May-2018

At this year’s United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, She Should Run partnered with Bossed Up and Platform Women to train hundreds of women on how to get clear on why they want to lead. Our very own Jenn Addison was there to help attendees clarify their leadership vision during the “Lead Like a Boss” panel. After all,  figuring out your “why” is a critical step in getting people to believe in your vision for the world.

Mothers Leading The Way

Published Date: 12-May-2018

At She Should Run, we are committed to expanding the talent pool of women running for office. We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership. Mothers play an important role in our society and in politics. This Mother’s Day we asked 3 mothers in our Incubator to share their experiences as mothers. Whether you’re a mother or a daughter, we hope you’re just as inspired as we are by these amazing mothers!

Mentors Help Us Find Our Path

Published Date: 09-May-2018

No matter where you are on your political journeys, mentors are an important part of your growth as a leader. Our Community Manager, Sofia Pereira, details why you should have a mentor, what to look for in a potential mentor, and how to be a good mentee.

Why She Leads: Nicole Tatum

Published Date: 08-May-2018

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Q&A With Former Congresswoman Betsy Markey

Published Date: 03-May-2018

Betsy Markey represented the 4th Congressional District of Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009-2011, but she’d been focused on a life of public service long before then and has continued to find new ways to apply her skills to improve the lives of the people in Colorado. Ms. Markey chatted with us recently about her pathway to elected office and how she didn’t let a tough reelection loss keep her from continuing to serve her community.

Shine One Shine All: Women Lighting The Way To Leadership

Published Date: 26-April-2018

At She Should Run, empowering women isn't just a saying for us. It's something we embody every day. Our Digital & Creative Manager, Jenn Addison, recently sat down with LUSH Cosmetics about how She Should Run is implementing shine theory every day by focusing on elevating and celebrating the stories of the women running for elected office across the country, at every level of government.

Why She Leads: LaDawn Stuben

Published Date: 20-April-2018

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Dawn Pierce

Published Date: 11-April-2018

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Pro-Tip: Working Or Volunteering For A Campaign

Published Date: 04-April-2018

When we say women play pivotal roles in elections, we don’t just mean on the ballot and in the voting booth. We also mean the thousands of women who work behind the scenes as campaign staff and volunteers! She Should Run recently caught up with Ali Lozano, a former She Should Run volunteer and now the Outreach Director for Laura Moser’s campaign in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, to learn more about opportunities for women ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved.

About My Run: Paula Phillips, Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors

Published Date: 29-March-2018

In the Spring of 2017, Paula Phillips was elected to the Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors, her first elected office. A member of the She Should Run community, Paula recently chatted with us about her decision to run, life on the campaign trail, and her work to ensure every child in Milwaukee receives a quality education.

Overcoming 5 Fears Around Running for Office

Published Date: 22-March-2018

Running to serve in elected office is about being of service to your community and making a difference—and it's not easy. Having run for office myself I can tell you it's completely normal to have fears and insecurities when running for office. Women in the She Should Run community have shared stories from their journeys to elected office, including the biggest challenges that they've faced. I'm sharing their five most common fears, and suggestions for how to overcome them. Let's tackle these fears head on!

Roadmapping Your Path to Elected Office

Published Date: 15-March-2018

Every woman will have a unique path to elected office and She Should Run is committed to helping you find yours. Whether you want to run in one year, in the next five years, or by 2030, we’ve outlined some ways to start charting out your path.

What Happens When Women #PressforProgress? Everything.

Published Date: 08-March-2018

In honor of this year’s International Women’s Day theme (#PressForProgress), we asked the She Should Run staff to reflect on the women, stories, and experiences that inspire their work. From historical figures like Shirley Chisholm and the fictional warrior women of Wakanda to the present-day hard-working women in the U.S. Senate and the thousands of very real women ready to run for office across the country, these reflections showcase the diversity of women ready to stand up, be heard, and #PressForProgress.

Why She Leads: Jennifer Radics-Johnson

Published Date: 07-March-2018

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Monique Rodriguez

Published Date: 09-February-2018

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Elise Fox

Published Date: 21-September-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Nadya Okamoto

Published Date: 03-August-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Gina Scialabba

Published Date: 03-July-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Jacqueline Moreno

Published Date: 29-June-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Mariel DiDato

Published Date: 16-June-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.

Why She Leads: Phyllis Smith

Published Date: 24-May-2017

Over 13,000 women have started their journeys to elected office with the She Should Run Incubator. These are their stories. There is no shortage of fierce women leaders, and with over 500,000 elected offices across the country, there is no shortage of seats waiting to be filled by them.