Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Are you a young woman leader ready for an exciting week of training right in the heart of politics? Do you know young women who’d be great candidates for this program? Apply now and spread the word!

Become a Running Start Member

Access to our exclusive Off the Record dinners, discounts to our annual gala – the Women to Watch Awards, keep up to speed on the world of women in politics here and around the world. Want this and more?  Become a Running Start member today.

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Don’t miss out on Off the Record, a series of happy hours and intimate dinners, geared to help young women on their path to politics.

About Running Start

Running Start was created because young women remain only a tiny fraction of the elected officials and candidates for public office in the United States. To truly build the percentage of women leading in politics, we must get more women to run at a young age. Running Start introduces young women to role models, talks to young women about the importance of politics in their lives, and gives them the encouragement and skills to pursue a career in political leadership.