Empowering the next generation of elected female leaders, today.
 
 

Our Mission:

Empower.

We want every girl to know her voice can change the world.

 
 
 
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Who We Are

Ready to Run is a non-partisan non-profit organization founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in U.S. politics by empowering the next generation of female leaders.

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The Challenge

 

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.

 

103rd

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

 
 

7x

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.

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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.

—Young Women + Leadership Research Study Respondent

 

 
 
 

Our Solution

 
 

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.

 
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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

 
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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

 
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CULTIVATE COMMUNITY

  • 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.

 
 
 

Get Involved

 
 
 

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering with us? Fill out a volunteer form as a first step to getting involved!

 

Make a Donation

As a non-profit, your donation is tax deductible. Become a founding donor of Ready to Run!