Campaign Training for Women

Built on the momentum of NEW Leadership Ohio and targeting our professional community of women leaders, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs with support from the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, hosts the state wide program: Ready to Run Campaign Training for Women.

Ready to Run is the first such program of its kind in Ohio and is modeled after the national program at Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). Ready to Run is bi-partisan program for professional women, who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office or learn more about the political system.

As a one-day conference, the program will address navigating political parties as a potential candidate, fund-raising for success, social media training, and an overview of the key elements to launching a political campaign.

Participants in the Ready to Run program will develop significant leadership skills, an understanding of the impact and importance of diverse voices in politics and accept the responsibility to create social change by being a leader in the public arena.

As these politically-minded leaders return to their communities, the indirect impact will affect friends, colleagues and community members that benefit from the knowledge and skills the participants gained during the program. The impact will be felt by the candidates the women work to support, the female candidates for whom they vote and community members that reap the benefit of these women who run for office and affect comprehensive social change.

We Need More Women in Public Office

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed around the country.

Facts: Current numbers and historical data on women in politics.

Research & Scholarship: Research by scholars about American women's political participation.

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