Embassy of the United States Panama
“As part of the Women’s History Month celebrations, the United States Embassy hosted the visit to Panama of Jessica Grounds, an expert in women’s participation in politics and political campaigns. Mrs. Grounds is the Executive Director of Running Start, a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire girls and young women to run for publicly elected government positions. She is the founder and main strategist of Solid Grounds Strategy, a political consulting firm assisting first-time female candidates running for elected office. The purpose of her visit is to promote female citizen participation as well as equality in the democratic process… In the United States, Mrs. Grounds is a role model for young women interested in participating in politics. Part of her programs include mentorship for young political activists, seminars on the importance of politics in their lives, and providing support and skills for successful political leadership.”
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