• May 2 2017

    The Inspirational Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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    As a Latina working in the women in politics world, I often push for greater representation of Latinas. We are underrepresented in the halls of government, and our stories and leadership matter. When I was just starting at Running Start, I had the honor to meet Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Latina elected to Congress. […]

  • Nov 16 2016

    Running Start Takes Sole Ownership of Elect Her Program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Running Start Takes Sole Ownership of Elect Her Program Founded in 2007, Running Start Has Trained More than 10,000 Young Women Wednesday, November 16, 2016—Washington, DC—Since 2009, Elect Her has trained 7,500 college women to run for student government. Running Start, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, has just transitioned from partnering to taking […]

  • Nov 11 2016
  • Sep 26 2016

    Get to the Top Together: Five ways women can elevate each other through peer-to-peer sponsorship.

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. I met Alyse Nelson in my late twenties when I was a young associate at a law firm and she was a young State Department staffer. Now I am the president of the national nonprofit Running Start, and Alyse is the CEO of the […]

  • Sep 26 2016

    Leading as an Introvert

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. When I was a child, I realized that I liked being alone – and that most people didn’t. When other girls begged to go to sleepovers or to have playdates after school, I was happier alone in my room, cozy under the covers reading […]

  • Sep 7 2016

    What Can Politics Learn from Uber?

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. In the business world, if you don’t keep your customers happy, you’ll be out of a job. Consumers who love the product experience and the company behind it will buy more, be more loyal and will even be willing to use their social capital […]

  • Sep 7 2016

    Cultivating the Old Girls Club

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. I got a card in the mail last week that I can’t stop thinking about. I’d lost a close friend, and Patti Russo wanted me to know that she was thinking about me and hoped I was doing OK. I also got a text from […]

  • Sep 7 2016

    Clinton Can’t Break Every Glass Ceiling

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. In 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Yet, 45 years later, black women in the South like Annie Lee Cooper still could not register to vote because of Jim Crow laws. Cooper was denied the right to vote over three […]

  • Aug 22 2016

    The Second Choice, and the Right One

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. This election season, I have spent a lot of time looking into innovations to make politics better represent us. From using technology to make voting more accessible, to apps that make us more politically aware, to campaigns to bring in new voices, I am […]

  • Aug 2 2016

    On Her Own Terms

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    This post originally appeared in US News & World Report, here. Hillary Clinton, our country’s first female major party nominee, presided over a Democratic National Convention last week where the feminine side of leadership was on strong display. From the speeches on the floor to the buttons on sale in the street, unity, love and […]

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