We help women explore the possibility of a run.

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to drastically increase the number of women considering a run for public office.

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The Challenge

Gender equality is essential to the health and potential of societies. It is key to empowering the full potential of younger generations. Yet, in the United States, women represent fewer than one third of elected leaders. This places us 66th on the global ranking of women in national government.

Our Mission & Vision

She Should Run is a national nonpartisan nonprofit working to drastically increase the number of women considering a run for public office. We envision a future where our government is fully representative of the people it serves.

Our Community

Through a robust virtual community, we offer simple actions women can take: workshops, courses, resources, and networking – all meant for the woman who wants to show up for her community but who isn’t ready to commit to a run for office.


Our Approach

In order to have a multiplier effect on gender equality, She Should Run underpins its programming strategy on five issues poised to impact women and girls the most over the long term.

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How We Fit into the Political Funnel

Unlike traditional political organizations that focus on campaign training, She Should Run makes public leadership accessible and approachable for women who are looking to make a difference but may have never considered running before.

Our Values

Pursue unapologetically

Demonstrate integrity

Think big, speak up

Figure it out

Redefine leadership

Elevate individuality and intersectionality

Our Impact

She Should Run helps every woman understand the importance of being equally represented in office, gives her the opportunity to see herself there, demonstrates that she is qualified, and provides the pathways for her to take the first step.



women have explored the possibility of public office through the She Should Run Community



women have attended a live in-person or virtual She Should Run learning event



women have been referred to She Should Run by our amazing partner organizations

Our Financials

Support for our operating revenue is provided by many generous foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Access our financials here.