Running Start

By educating young women and girls about the importance of politics and providing them the skills they need to be leaders, this powerful organization gives women the “running start” necessary to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision-making power of this country. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is proud to have an ongoing partnership since 2010 with Running Start in support of this vital work.

In 2013, Running Start hosted their first Young Women’s Political Summit. This weekend event brings together young and established women who want to run for office, hone their leadership skills, strengthen their connections in the political world, and show them how to make it to the next level in their careers. The Summit features nationally acclaimed speakers and highlights the partner organizations working to empower women in politics.