Meet the Staff

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Erin Cutraro, Co-Founder & CEO

Erin Loos Cutraro is Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run, a social change organization working to dramatically increase the number of women and girls who see elected leadership as a possibility. She is based in New York City where she develops and manages She Should Run’s strategic growth and business development. She is a frequent public speaker on issues related to women’s and girl’s leadership in public life.
 
She Should Run was launched in 2011 to encourage more women to consider public office and to amplify the value of diverse voices in government. When women step up to run for office, they win at the same rate as men. Yet research shows they are not recruited and encouraged at the same rate as men. To date, She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run program has encouraged over 100,000 women to consider public office.

Prior to She Should Run, Erin worked at Women’s Campaign Fund advising candidates at the national, state, and local level on a gendered-lens approach to running for public office. Erin has also designed and implemented a variety of strategic programs for companies, campaigns, and organizations that traverse the public policy, non-profit, and financial business arenas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in Communication from Saint Louis University. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two daughters.

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Clare Bresnahan, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Clare oversees the operations, marketing, and outreach for She Should Run programs, including national and local partnerships. She also manages She Should Run's premier Fellowship Program. She comes to She Should Run from the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she served as the Public Policy and Advocacy Associate for their government relations office. Clare led GSUSA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for promoting healthy media images and oversaw grassroots and national partnerships elevating Girl Scouts’ advocacy efforts. Clare graduated from American University with B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (C.L.E.G.), and is a graduate of the American University Women and Politics Institute’s WeLEAD bipartisan leadership training program.

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Jenn Addison, Digital and Creative Manager

As the Digital and Creative Manager, Jenn Addison informs and executes the digital and creative strategy for She Should Run. She has several years of experience as a digital strategist and graphic designer for non-profit and advocacy organizations. Prior to joining She Should Run, Jenn served as the Social Media Manager for TechGirls, a Department of State international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the MENA region to pursue careers in STEM fields. Before joining TechGirls, Jenn worked on the Digital teams at the Truman National Security Project and EMILY’s List. She holds a Bachelors degree in Middle Eastern studies from the College of William and Mary. Outside of her digital work, Jenn is a vinyasa yoga teacher, art lover, and frequent attendee of live music shows around DC. 

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