The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art. Our work in both our program areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
You've marched. Now it's time to run.
For nearly 20 years, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied every woman’s campaign for governor on both sides of the aisle, including real-time polling on voters’ views and post-election interviews with candidates and campaign staff. From the personal traits, to actions that convey qualification and likeability, to bouncing back from mistakes, this nonpartisan research is a concise look at what it takes for a woman to run and succeed.