We simply do not have enough women serving in elected positions in the U.S. Although we have seen a slight increase in momentum recently, we are still nowhere near gender parity. At the local, state, and national levels, on average 1 in 5 positions are held by women.
Between high school and college, there is a drop off in young women’s engagement in school politics and desire to seek elected positions. We must do more to intervene and keep young women politically engaged. That’s where Ready to Run comes in.
the u.s. ranks 103rd globally for women’s representation in politics
1 in 5
on average, 1 in 5 Elected political positions in the u.s. are held by women
students who run for student government positions are 7 times more likely to pursue elected office later in life
The good news: When women run for office, they win at equal rates as men.
Serving in student government has been the most transformative experience of my life. I want to run again in college and I hope to run for President one day.
We believe to solve the gender gap in politics we must start early. Our goal is to flood the pipeline with strong female talent who see themselves as future politicians.
Our solution is to motivate and prepare girls and young women to run for student government with the goal of unlocking political ambition early on.
INSPIRE AND EMPOWER
Encourage girls and young women to see themselves as future elected leaders
Demystify and reframe politics in a way that is accessible and compelling
TRAIN AND PREPARE
Develop GenZ-specific training and resources that reaches girls and young women where they most and best intake information: online and in a digital format
Provide interventions to mitigate the high school to college drop off in political ambition
Create an online community for young women to connect, encourage, and inspire one other
Partner with existing organizations to amplify impact and collaborate on common goals
Become a Founding Partner
We are in the early stages of developing our curriculum and programming, and we are in search of founding partners to come on this journey with us. If you believe in what we are doing, we would love to connect with you and discuss working together to amplify our impact.
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