10th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards
March 15, 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Running Start’s 10th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards honored the youngest women in politics! The annual awards dinner also provided programmatic training to 3 of Running Start’s most impressive alums: Alexandra Curtis, Teresa Dorlack, and Jessica Gottsleben. These 3 alums were selected after competing in a nationwide contest to spread the word that every young woman should be able to say #ILookLikeAPolitician.
The Young Women to Watch Awards drew about 400 of Washington, DC’s political elite as guests and about 75% of of the women in Congress joined the Congressional Host Committee. The Awards were hosted in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and we think it was the best party on Capitol Hill!
We heard from Members of Congress (Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Kyrsten Sinema, Martha Roby, Tulsi Gabbard, Eric Swalwell, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Brenda Lawrence), our amazing alum finalists for the competition to become our #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador (congratulations to winner Jessica Gottsleben), some of our strongest supporters (Walmart’s Jana Barresi, the UAE Embassy’s Hagir Elawad, and PwC’s Laura Cox Kaplan), and from our fabulous Trailblazer honoree, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
2016 #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador Jessica Gottsleben gives her winning speech.
- Here is the 10 Year Anniversary Video featuring Members of Congress congratulating Running Start: http://bit.ly/10years10
- Here is the video of our 10,000th young woman trained, Lucinda Borque: http://bit.ly/LucindaB
- Here is a video of last week’s speech about Running Start on the House floor by our new Republican CoChair, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: http://bit.ly/Ro
Liz Berry & Michael Hill
Laura Cox Kaplan
Karen Goldmeier Green
Jessica Grounds & Wes McClelland
Linda Kramer Jenning
Katie & David Leavy
Christine Enemark & William Minor
Pat & Alex Shakow
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour