The She Should Run Incubator

The She Should Run Incubator is a set of free online courses designed to help women from all backgrounds and across the political spectrum envision themselves in public leadership.

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How It Works

Getting started with the She Should Run Incubator couldn’t be easier. In no time, you’ll be making your way through hours of free content and courses that were crafted to guide the first steps of your public leadership journey. Have a specific question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Join the Community

Join the Community

If you haven’t yet, join the She Should Run Community now to get started.

Fill Out Our Survey

Fill Out Our Survey

We’ll ask you a few questions about yourself and what you think about political leadership.

Take the Courses

Take the Courses

Once you’re in the Community, browse through “The Incubator” to access our full curriculum.

Our Curriculum

Cultivate 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.

Build Networks

Learn how to get comfortable with networking, how to maximize the network you already have, and how to begin asking for donations and assistance in making your candidacy a reality.

Foster Communication

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

Find Pathways

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

“ After participating in the She Should Run Incubator and taking a good look at my personal story, I realized I have more power and grit than I give myself credit for. ”
Chelsea W.
“ The She Should Run Incubator helped me realize I have a better foundation to run than I realized. ”
Kim S.
“ When I reached out to She Should Run, I found plenty of support, resources, and absolute faith from an amazing community of women who truly believe I can do this. ”
Kara C.
“ It made running for office seem attainable and possible. I had a lot of doubts before, but I realize now that I am just as capable as anyone else who would want to run. ”
Isabel E.
“ [The Incubator] has truly helped me feel more grounded, clear and supported. I might still feel like a weirdo in politics, but I'm now convinced I'm the right kind of weirdo to be running for this office at this time. ”
Yana L.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the She Should Run Incubator?

The Incubator is a set of online courses for you to start your path to public service. Each course provides written content that will help you hone key skills you’ll want to develop as you plan a future run. It’s very likely you’re already building a solid foundation to run someday. The Incubator courses will provide thoughtful guidance on how to build upon your qualifications, networks, personal story and leadership brand through the lens of public service. In the Incubator you are connected to an online community of women who also are considering running for office. Your fellow Incubator participants are peer-to-peer mentors who can be resources and sounding boards as you explore a run for office.

What can I expect to gain from participating?

Where you used to see barriers to running, we aim for you to see opportunities to run and serve. The Incubator will help you find your unique way to start envisioning a life in public service based on your own experiences, networks, and leadership style. It is a starting point for you to gain better clarity on why and how you could run for and serve in public office. We will show you what’s possible and help expand your vision and reach for your leadership.

How long will it take to complete?

The Incubator fits within your schedule and cuts through the noise. The 4 core courses are designed for you to complete once a week, over a 4 week period. All of the courses are self-guided and are available whenever you’re interested. A single course will probably take about 5 hours for you to complete in a week. As soon as you register for the Community, you’ll have access to all of the courses, so you can go through them at whatever pace works for you.

When do I need to sign up, and what will it cost me?

You can sign up for the Community and start participating in the Incubator now! She Should Run is offering the Incubator program at no cost to you. In return, please ask another woman to join you and consider a future run by participating in the Incubator. She can sign up here.

And if you like what you saw in the Incubator and appreciated the experience, pay it forward. Donate to She Should Run so that more women can have access to this community and platform.

What if I don’t know for sure when or if I’d run for office?

This isn’t your typical political training. Many trainings would drop you right into the proverbial deep end of the political pool. The Incubator instead helps you dip your toe in and get used to the water. The courses are designed to help you hone your vision of what your leadership can do in the world and in your community via public service. While we’re sure you’ll be inspired to run someday while participating, we also know the Incubator courses and community will prepare you to be a stronger leader for however you decide to make an impact.

Will the Incubator be helpful if I want to run for office this year?
The Incubator is designed to help you start your path to politics. So it’s the beginning, not the end of your journey. When you finish the final course, be sure to check out our partners who can offer additional support and training as you become an active candidate as well as our interactive tool, Pinpoint, where you can find local and national resources on campaign nuts-and-bolts trainings, campaign support, and more.