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.
Clare Bresnahan works and lives in Washington, DC, where she has dedicated her career to increasing women and girls’ representation through advocacy, political engagement, and social change efforts.
Clare joined She Should Run in 2012 as the Programs Director responsible for directing organization’s research and programs expanding the pipeline of America’s future women elected leaders. Her passion for sparking women’s political careers drives her commitment to She Should Run’s mission.
Clare started her career at the Girl Scouts of the USA Public Policy and Advocacy Office in 2008. Clare led GSUSA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for advancing the girl perspective in youth policy issues. Under her leadership, the Girl Scouts launched one of its largest advocacy efforts to promote healthier, balanced images of women and girls within the media and entertainment industry - The Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls.
She recently graduated magna cum laude with a Masters in Public Management at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2008 from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. She also teaches political entrepreneurship for the nonpartisan organization, New Leaders Council, and has served as the New Leaders Council DC Chapter Co-Director. While Clare loves the national work she leads in DC, she is a proud Midwest native, who hails from the Queen City - Cincinnati, Ohio.
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.
Lucky Sasiphong is a student at American University double majoring in Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also pursuing a certificate degree in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership through the Women and Politics Institute at American University. Before joining the She Should Run team, she interned at Running Start, a non-profit organization working to get young women involved in politics. Her passion for motivating youth, women, and minorities to get involved in American government stems from her past participation in political organizations such as the Junior State of America and Model United Nations.
As a native of Queens, New York and a first generation college student, she has experienced first hand the barriers young Asian American women face in society. Her passion for change combined with the lack of female representation in government act as the driving force motivating her to work towards breaking the glass ceiling in the field of American politics.