Star Fellowship

Our Fall 2015 Star Fellows had an amazing kick-off. They’re excited and ready to learn from their role model women in Congress and our top political experts. Learn more about the program here.

Running Start Office Internship

Our Fall 2015 interns have joined the team that brings young women to politics! Running Start office interns benefit from our political trainings as well as a rich opportunity for professional development and for making important connections. Learn more about the program here.


We are asking girls and women everywhere to be their own inspiration by declaring #ILookLikeAPolitician and telling us why! Make an #ILookLikeAPolitician post on social media to spread the word. Learn more here.

Featured Videos

Curious about our programs? Looking for testimonials? Hear from prominent #womeninpolitics and #RunningStartAlums to learn more about what we do. See our videos here.

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? ┬áBecome a Running Start member today.

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.

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