She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run started as a project in 2008 and has evolved to become a movement working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership. We believe that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences.
We provide the spark for women’s political careers by inspiring more women to consider public office, and we make the case that public service matters. We know that when women run for office they win at the same rates as men. Yet women are not encouraged and recruited at the same rate as men. She Should Run’s robust Ask a Woman to Run program provides a community that encourages women to run and then connects women with resources, people and organizations who can help start their path towards public service. The She Should Run Incubator is our online program to help more women envision themselves in public leadership, and our way of providing thoughtful guidance and support for women considering a future run. Unique among other traditional organizations that recruit specific women for specific seats, our goal is to expand the community of women considering public service as a leadership path.
Over 100K women from all walks of life have been encouraged to consider public office through She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run program. Our multi-platform ongoing awareness and action campaigns continue to make the case for women’s representation in elected leadership. And our content exclusively developed for our community of women poised for future leadership has garnered thousands of downloads.