• Our Research Keys to Elected Office:
    The Essential Guide for Women

    This new guide is the Foundation’s most direct, must-know advice for women elected officials and candidates running for office. From the personal traits, to actions that convey qualification and likeability, to bouncing back from mistakes, this guide is a concise look at what it takes for a woman to run and succeed. For more than 15 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. Now, this research has been compiled and distilled into a practical 40-page guide available in print, online, and multi-platform mobile app.

    Click here to read the report



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    The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art through nonpartisan political research, strategic partnerships, and grantmaking. Our work in both areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
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