top of page
Running Start gives young women the confidence, capabilities, and connections they need to
change the world.
Women are currently underrepresented in government
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.
50 states and
Have the skills they need to run for office
of our alums are from
racial and ethnic minorities
of our alums are first generation
are part of the LGBTQIA+ community
Running Start alums are
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.
of our alums felt like their confidence increased after participating in a Running Start program.
of our alums reported learning new political capabilities during their training.
bottom of page