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.
Keys to Elected Office
The Essential Guide for Women
Now updated with our 2016 and 2017 research, the Essential Guide is the compilation of nearly 20 years of research studying the complex attitudes toward women candidates. From calling out an opponent’s record to talking about your personal life to establishing qualifications, this no-nonsense pragmatic guide gives women candidates the tools they need to run for public office.