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One-day campaign training conference

Ready to Run is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elected office, position themselves for appointed office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

Sign up to be notified when registration opens for the next Ready to Run.

Program Highlights:

Designed for women of all ages who want to run for office or work on a campaign.


Gain real world advice and best practices from experts
Attend "how to” workshops on fundraising, media strategies, understanding party politics, and how to mobilize voters
Build relationships with other leaders who support women candidates

  • Participants include women of all ages who want to run for elected office or work on a campaign.
  • Anyone is welcome to register, but nearly all participants are women.

  • Designed for women by women who currently serve as elected officials, lobbyists, campaign managers, and issue advocates.
  • Track 1 (Ready to Run) focuses on running and winning a campaign through fundraising, marketing, networking, and political strategy.
  • Track 2 (Ready to Advocate) focuses on bringing about change through voter engagement, issue advocacy, and service on nonprofit, corporate, and government boards.

Ready to Run showed me there was a network of support and that even being a mom, a business owner, and a full time worker, I could still make this happen.

Ready to Run® is a national network of nonpartisan campaign training programs to address women’s underrepresentation in American politics. Ohio’s program follows the curriculum developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.