Since 2007, Running Start has been working hard to inspire girls to become leaders through politics. We do this because we know politics is a direct and powerful way to change our communities, and not enough women are at the forefront as our political leaders.

Running Start inspires a new generation of young women to step up and become leaders in the most influential arena in the world — the political arena. The more than 8,o00 young women we have trained are rising to this challenge. And we are just getting started. Will you help? Join our movement today by becoming a Running Start Member.

What’s in it for me?  As a member, you’ll receive:

  • A 20% discount on individual tickets for our Annual Women to Watch Awards
  • Exclusive invitations to Running Start events
  • A weekly compilation of the latest news about women in politics in the U.S. and around the world

Want to be a member?

Under 25 years old?


Click here to become a Running Start Member Today


Thank you to our Inaugural Members!

  • Liz Baldick
  • Heather L. Barmore
  • Liz Berry
  • Nancy Bocskor
  • Lindsay Bubar
  • Amy Budner Smith
  • Trudy Caldwell
  • Cecily Craighill
  • Elizabeth Femia
  • Kelly Gibson
  • Charissa Gonzales
  • Laila Hajji
  • Triana Jackson
  • Kelley Jenkins McCormick
  • Linda Kramer Jenning
  • David and Katie Leavy
  • Meredith Lewis
  • Keri Li
  • Christina Logothetis
  • Ava Lubell
  • Jessica Marventano
  • William Minor
  • Meredith Moss
  • Jessica Oh
  • Pamela O’Leary
  • Barbara Palmer
  • Angelina Panettieri
  • James Phalen
  • Alexander Shakow
  • Susannah Wellford
  • Gillian Slee
  • Marty Stone
  • Wendy Susswein
  • Arnie Thomas
  • Sarah Venuto
  • Mary Wall
  • Alexandra Walters
  • Jennifer Weissbrot
  •  Shelley Whelpton
  • Dana Williams
  • Michael Wolkowitz
  •  Kimberly Woodard