Virtual Cohorts

Discover and Cultivate Your Leadership Potential

Our Virtual Cohort provides you with education and resources to demystify the myths around running for office, a judgment free zone where women can explore a future run for office without intimidation, and a community of supportive women all across the country.

The application window for the Spring (March 27 - May 8) Virtual Cohort has closed. We will begin accepting applications for our next Virtual Cohorts (May) in April. Sign up to receive details about upcoming Cohorts.

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit promoting leadership and encouraging women from all walks of life to run for office. We are driven by a vision of seeing 250,000 women run for office by 2030.

About the Virtual Cohort

The She Should Run Virtual Cohort is a six-week, online program led by women leaders with practical first-hand political experience. Throughout the six weeks, participants will learn to cultivate their leadership, build their networks, foster their communication skills, and find their own pathway towards elected leadership. At the end of the six weeks, each woman will walk away having discovered their “why” they want to run for office, a supportive community to encourage them on their journey, and increased confidence around taking that first step.

Virtual Cohort Costs: A $25 registration fee is required upon acceptance into the Virtual 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 Virtual 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.

Our Curriculum

  • Cultivating Leadership
  • Articulate leadership vision and style
  • Understand motivations and overcome fears
  • Own your qualifications
  • Building Networks
  • Map out existing network for future run for office
  • Authentically create broader network
  • Champion your own cause
  • Learn comfortable approach to fundraising
  • Fostering Communication
  • Learn to share your story and how it connects to why you want to lead
  • Be able to pitch yourself to anyone
  • Public and digital branding
  • Develop listening skills
  • Finding Pathways
  • Reinforce everyone’s path to leadership is unique
  • Understand importance of taking risks
  • Accept rejection
  • Face sexism head-on

Dates and Times

We will begin accepting applications for our next Virtual Cohorts (May) in April.
Sign up to receive details about upcoming Cohorts.


Upcoming Virtual Cohort Dates
Additional Virtual Cohorts are currently scheduled for the following months:
May  |  July  |  October

About Our Program Facilitators

She Should Run Program Facilitators come from all different backgrounds and are experienced leaders. They have first-hand political experience either having run for office, served in elected office, or worked in the political space for most of their careers. Each trainer has an extensive understanding of She Should Run, our curriculum, and have been prepared for each Cohort with our own training.