We are now accepting applications for our Austin, Texas Regional Cohort.
Who Should Apply
You are a woman who cares about her community, sees a problem, and wants to make a change. You are curious about the pursuit of political office and may be unsure about how to take that first step. You may not see yourself running in 5 or 15 years, but by the end of the Regional Cohort, you will know that it is a possibility within reach. You are excited about joining a community of women from all backgrounds and all across the political spectrum as you start your journey. Preference will be given to women living in Austin and the surrounding area.
If you are an active candidate and/or are looking for campaign nuts and bolts training, endorsements, or financial support, try our interactive tool, Pinpoint. Pinpoint is designed to help you find and share valuable, educational resources related to running for and serving in elected office.
Dates and Times For Austin Regional Cohort*
Pre-session: Wednesday, May 29th at 11 AM CST
In-person session: Saturday, June 8th 9 AM - 3:30 PM CST
Post-session: Wednesday, June 19th at 11 AM CST
*Attendance at all sessions is required to receive a certificate of completion. The pre and post sessions are 90 minutes and will be held via video conferencing platform.
Regional Cohort Costs
A $50 registration fee is required upon acceptance into the Regional Cohort.
Regional Cohort Curriculum
Cultivating Leadership: Session modules will help you understand how to articulate your leadership vision and style, understand and overcome your motivations and fears (like overcoming imposter syndrome and taking risks), and own your qualifications.
Building Networks: Session modules will teach you practical ways to map out your existing network as your first support in a potential run for office, to authentically grow a broader network, champion your cause, and take a comfortable approach to fundraising
Fostering Communication: Session modules will guide you through how to share your story and understand how it intrinsically connects to why you want to lead, pitch yourself to anyone, understand the importance of your public and digital brand, be a great listener
Finding Pathways: Session modules will reinforce that everyone’s path to leadership is unique, that you have your own personal pathway, the importance of taking risks, accepting rejection, and addressing sexism head on.