Apply to the Virtual Cohort

The Virtual Cohort is an online leadership program that provides an approachable starting place for women to envision themselves in political leadership and explore a future run for office. In this judgment-free zone, women come together across the country to build their confidence and get clarity on if running for office is right for them.

We are now accepting applications for our upcoming Gray Virtual Cohort

which begins on October 9th and Pink Virtual Cohort which begins on October 29th.

Who Should Apply

If you are a woman who has never considered a run for office before or are just starting to consider a run but unsure of how to take the first step, this is the right program for you. You are curious about the pursuit of political office and leadership, you care about your community, and you’re ready to make an impact and change. If you don’t see yourself running for office in 5 or 15 years or don’t even know if it’s right for you, that’s okay. By the end of the Virtual Cohort, you will know that serving in elected office is a possibility within reach. 

If you are an active candidate looking for campaign nuts-and-bolts training, endorsements, or financial support, check out our interactive tool, Pinpoint. Pinpoint helps you find and share valuable local, state, and national resources related to running for and serving in elected office. If you are an elected official or have already run for office, we encourage you to ask a woman in your life to run for office or encourage her to start considering a future run by participating in the Virtual Cohort. 

View our frequently asked questions here.

Virtual Cohort Dates/Time*

Gray Cohort: October 9 through November 20, weekly on Wednesdays at 12pm EST/9am PST. Sessions are 90 minutes long and held via video conferencing platform. Applications close on September 21st.

Pink Cohort: Sessions will take place on Tuesday 10/29, and Thursdays 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. Sessions are 90 minutes long and held via video conferencing platform. Applications close on 10/10.

Virtual Cohort Costs

A non-refundable $25 registration fee is required upon acceptance into the Virtual Cohort.

Virtual Cohort Curriculum

Cultivating Leadership: Connect the dots on how public service can be a path to achieving your vision for change, and how you can harness your own leadership power and style.

Building Networks: Start learning how your network can support your political leadership, how you can expand it, and begin to get comfortable with the idea of fundraising.

Fostering Communication: Build your leadership by sharing your story, honing your personal style, and communicating the possibilities you imagine to your existing networks and contacts. 

Finding Pathways: Find your own way to elected office through your experiences, leadership style, and networks.

Identify Your Next Steps Toward a Future Run - Apply Below

Virtual Cohort Application

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  • The She Should Run Incubator is our online, flagship program designed to help women from all backgrounds and across the political spectrum envision themselves in public leadership. More information can be found at www.sheshouldrun.org/incubator
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