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Our Impact

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Running Start gives young women the confidence, capabilities, and connections they need to
change the world.

Women are currently underrepresented in government

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And this disparity persists across other sectors, in the C suite, and in boardrooms

Research shows that young women's confidence drops during adolescence

Running Start is working to change these statistics by empowering the young women who will be future leaders. 

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25,000
alums

From 
50 states and
15 countries

Have the skills they need to run for office
and win

50%

of our alums are from

racial and ethnic minorities

30%

of our alums are first generation

college students

30%

are part of the LGBTQIA+ community

Meet our alums

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Running Start alums are 
57 times
more likely to run for office than the national average of women their age.
And 90% of Running Start alums
who run for office win their election. 
85% 
of our alums felt like their confidence increased after participating in a Running Start program.
73% 
of our alums reported learning new political capabilities during their training.
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