Woman2Woman believes that women need to be in the rooms where decisions are made. Women have knowledge, important perspectives, and leadership skills to contribute at city, township, county, state, and national levels. It should be commonplace -- not unusual -- for women to hold 50% of the seats on a board or commission.
RunWomanRun Cohort 2019-2020
Purpose of the Cohort
To offer a regular time and space for women candidates who are running for office to meet up as well as facilitate discourse on topics customized to the unique needs of women candidates. A key aspect of the cohort is to allow women to draw strength and input from other women running and to counteract the isolation many candidates feel. Emphasis on interaction, discussion, and engagement, not just presentation of information.
The cohort will be formed prior to the election year and run to election day. Approximately ten sessions will be held concluding in October.
Turning your life into a personal and powerful candidate persona
Channeling your issues (and anger) into a platform
Tapping into women’s networks for money and volunteers
Presentation: Creating an effective look and persuasive public speaking
Sexist media coverage: Setting the tone and prepping a response plan
Building a women-powered team and maximizing the talents of those who offer to help
Social media strategy (including how to handle attacks)
Work-life balance for women candidates
Family issues for women candidates (spouse, kids, and others you care for)
Confidence check: Why you are the best person for the job