The Road to Run Series

Road to Run is a virtual event series that provides women a starting place for considering and exploring a future run for office as well as a baseline knowledge of what goes into running for public office.

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What is Road to Run?

Road to Run provides women with a starting place for considering and exploring a future run for office as well as a baseline knowledge of what goes into running for public office. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, political leanings, and states will share their candid personal leadership stories and practical tips for how to navigate challenges and barriers to women’s leadership. Afterward, you can participate in a Q&A that will give you answers that you can apply to yourself or to support another woman you think should run for office.

All Road to Runs in 2021 are virtual events so no matter where you live, you can tune in.

Through four virtual events in 2021, you will get a behind the scenes look at the road to running for office by exploring the four fundamental components of running for office. Through this series, you will gain confidence in your own leadership skills and abilities, address barriers and fears you may have around running head-on, and figure out your first step towards your path to public office.


We hope you’ll join us at each stop along the Road to Run!

Leadership: February, 17 2021 at 1 PM ET — Featuring speakers from Louisiana

Fundraising & Networking: April 8, 2021 at 2 PM ET — Featuring speakers from New Mexico 

Building Your Brand: June 3, 2021 at 2 PM ET — Featuring speakers from Wyoming

Forging Your Path: October 13, 2021 at 3 PM ET — Featuring speakers from Oregon

Watch the presentation from our November Road to Run

“Hope for Better, Work for Change”

Studies consistently show that women in elected office are more likely to work across party lines, bring more money back to their home districts, and actively build healthier societies. Election predictions indicate that we could be in for another “year of the woman” and then another, and another–because women are more politically engaged and inspired than ever.

At She Should Run we hope for, and anticipate a future where women make up half of all elected officials. However, getting there requires us to invest in ground-level training and myth-busting, speaking to the rising generation about political opportunities, and inviting all people, regardless of party or gender, to support the movement to get more women in office.

For November’s Road to Run, we were joined by the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee as we spoke with Nashville Councilwoman Zulfat Suara and Knoxville Councilwoman Janet Testerman about how they embrace hope and what they are hopeful for looking ahead. This event was moderated by Stephanie J. Williams, President of the Board for the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee.

Join us in the Community as we continue our conversation on sustaining hope.

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Past Road to Runs

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September – Embracing Risk to Improve Your Leadership
July – Find Your Purpose Through Public Service
May – Finding Balance: Creating Space for Public Leadership in a Busy Life
April – The Only Challenger: How My Life As A Refugee Inspired My Political Journey
March – Suffrage. Race. Power. A Candid Talk About Race and Gender in Politics