Running Start’s 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards will honor the youngest women in politics! This year, the annual awards dinner will also provide programmatic training to 3 of Running Start’s most impressive alums. These 3 alums will be selected after competing in a nationwide contest to solicit votes on social media, then they will engage in “boots-on-the-ground” campaign simulations prior to the Awards to garner support.
At the Young Women to Watch Awards, the alums will campaign with attendees to ask for their votes, give rousing speeches, and eventually, one of them will walk away with a $5,000 grant to put towards a nonpartisan political cause of their choosing. The Young Women to Watch Awards always draw 400 of Washington, DC’s political elite as guests, along with about 20 of the women in Congress. This year the Awards will have a vintage campaign theme and feel, are being hosted in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and we hope it will be the best party on Capitol Hill!