Who We Are
Founded in 2011, She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 with the mission to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States. Women are underrepresented at all levels in the 500,000+ elected offices across the U.S. That is why She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run by 2030. #250kby2030
What We Do
Our programs provide an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities. We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership.
What We Envision
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. Our Ask a Woman to Run tool provides a way for individuals to tell us about great women leaders they know who should consider a run for office. Once women are ready to take their first step towards public office, our first-of-its-kind She Should Run Incubator offers resources and a community that meets them where they are in their paths to elected leadership. Over 21,000 women have been inspired to run for office through She Should Run since the 2016 election.
Women are underrepresented at all levels in the 500,000+ elected offices across the U.S. That is why She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run for local, state, and federal offices by 2030. And we can’t do it without your support. Join us and let’s get #250Kby2030.
And when more women run...
- More women lead: As more and more She Should Run Incubator graduates become elected officials at all levels of office, they become role models to girls and young women; normalize women’s leadership, changing the culture of women in politics; and amplify the need for gender parity in office.
- More voices will be heard and more challenges met: By encouraging more women to run, She Should Run is building a more effective and representative government that can meet the challenges of the 21st century.