Research & Reports

Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women (2019)
Our Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women offers the most direct, must-know advice we’ve gleaned for women elected officials and candidates running for office, and this 20th Anniversary Edition is a new, concise look at what it takes for a woman to run and succeed. 
Vote, Run, Lead
The Vote Run Lead Resource Library offers customized learning experience for prospective candidates. Select only what you need right now. Start with “What to Run For” then work forward.
Opportunity Knocks (webinar) (2017)
In 2017, women were mobilized and ready to run for leadership positions at every level of government. Our data supports their instincts that now is the time to run and serve. Indeed, it is an excellent time to be a woman running for office. The momentum is even greater in 2020.
A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen’s Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters
by Kelly Dittmar, Kira Sanbonmatsu and Susan J. Carroll
Oxford University Press, 2018, 272 pages
Drawing on personal interviews with over three-quarters of the women serving in the 114th Congress (2015-17), the authors analyze how these women navigate today’s stark partisan divisions, and whether they feel effective in their jobs. Through first-person perspectives, A Seat at the Table looks at what motivates these women’s legislative priorities and behavior, details the ways in which women experience service within a male-dominated institution, and highlights why it matters that women sit in the nation’s federal legislative chambers. It describes the strategies women employ to overcome any challenges they confront as well as the opportunities available to them.

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