The Road to Run Series

Road to Run is a virtual learning series featuring leaders from select cities across the country and bringing together women from all walks of life to learn about opportunities in public leadership.

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What is Road to Run?

If we want to see gender parity in government in our lifetime, we need to take action now. Join She Should Run as we encourage and educate women about the importance of taking their first steps toward their next leadership opportunity.

Each Road to Run event focuses on a specific area of women’s leadership and how She Should Run and women leaders are changing the game. Speakers will share their candid personal leadership stories and practical tips for how to navigate challenges and barriers to women’s leadership. Afterward, you can participate in a Q&A that will give you answers that you can apply to yourself or to support another woman you think should run for office.

All Road to Runs in 2021 are virtual events so no matter where you live, you can tune in.

Watch the presentation from our November Road to Run

“Hope for Better, Work for Change”

Studies consistently show that women in elected office are more likely to work across party lines, bring more money back to their home districts, and actively build healthier societies. Election predictions indicate that we could be in for another “year of the woman” and then another, and another–because women are more politically engaged and inspired than ever.

At She Should Run we hope for, and anticipate a future where women make up half of all elected officials. However, getting there requires us to invest in ground-level training and myth-busting, speaking to the rising generation about political opportunities, and inviting all people, regardless of party or gender, to support the movement to get more women in office.

For November’s Road to Run, we were joined by the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee as we spoke with Nashville Councilwoman Zulfat Suara and Knoxville Councilwoman Janet Testerman about how they embrace hope and what they are hopeful for looking ahead. This event was moderated by Stephanie J. Williams, President of the Board for the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee.

Join us in the Community as we continue our conversation on sustaining hope.

Please share your thoughts on our Road to Run event with this survey that should take no longer than 3 minutes and will allow us to ensure this and future sessions meet our intended outcomes and we can make improvements for the future.

Past Road to Runs

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September – Embracing Risk to Improve Your Leadership
July – Find Your Purpose Through Public Service
May – Finding Balance: Creating Space for Public Leadership in a Busy Life
April – The Only Challenger: How My Life As A Refugee Inspired My Political Journey
March – Suffrage. Race. Power. A Candid Talk About Race and Gender in Politics

Future Road to Run Events

February 2021 — Featuring a presenter from Louisiana

April 2021 — Featuring a presenter from Wyoming

June 2021 — Featuring a presenter from New Mexico

October 2021 — Featuring a presenter from Oregon

We’re looking for volunteers in each Road to Run city, so if you’re interested, learn more and sign up to volunteer here. Volunteers will receive She Should Run swag. If you have any questions, please email Kathleen Kiernan at [email protected]