‘Elect Her’ Encourages Female Leadership by Dani Kokochak

March 21, 2013

The News Record

“Taught at universities nationwide, “Elect Her — Campus Women Win,” is a collaboration between the American Association of University Women, a national organization that advances equality for women and girls, and Running Start, a national organization that supports young women in leadership roles…

Over lunch, Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Ohio State Rep. Denise Driehaus, and Judge Francis Mcgee discussed making an impact and becoming an ambitious candidate for public office. The public officials encouraged young women to run for office, no matter what.

“Just do it. There are challenges … [but] do not underestimate the importance of having a woman at the table,” Driehaus said. “Do not let someone intimidate you into not participating.”

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