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Thinking of serving in public appointed office?

If you agree it’s time for women’s perspectives to be included equally in the thousands of public appointed boards and commissions at the local, county, and state level, then this course on public appointed office is for you!

Not all offices are elected. Serving on local boards and commissions is a great way for women to make a big impact where they live. These bodies help county and city governments develop policy, make decisions, and create a better community for its citizens.

Knowing where to find available positions and understanding how to stand out in the application process are common barriers for women who want to serve but aren’t sure how. At the end of this course, you’ll discover which public appointed roles are a good fit you, where to find them, what it means to serve, and what you should expect throughout the process.

Why should you help women run for appointed office?

Inspiration for the Next Generation: When young girls see women taking the lead and actively participating in the political process, it sends a powerful message – that their voices and aspirations are valid and that they, too, can aspire to positions of power and influence.

Affect Change and Equality for Women: When women run for office at any level of government, they bring unique perspectives, experiences, and priorities to the table. Women often take a collaborative approach to solving collective issues. Having more women in leadership leads to more women-friendly policies that focus more on family, children, and healthcare.

SC Women in Leadership Supports Women for Appointed Office!

SC Women in Leadership (SC WIL) is here to support women into leadership positions for elected office, appointed office as well as training for candidate support. Serving in office is not a solo endeavor and when you join this online course, you are also gaining access to a support system to help you succeed. 

Learn more about our efforts to fill the pipeline of women leaders in our More in 2024 Initiative

Appointed Office Course Curriculum

Complete this form to receive the password and access these lessons.

Module 1: Still Deciding?

Challenging your preconceptions of what it means to serve and understanding where your desire comes from are among the first steps to deciding.

Module 2: Getting Started

Our tools will help you determine which role is the best fit for your skills, and we’ll offer tips for standing out in the application process.

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