In 2017, the Women’s Foundation launched Women Run!, the Granite State’s only nonpartisan program empowering and training women to run for office at the state and local level. We had a BOLD goal: to change the political landscape in New Hampshire.
To date, hundreds of women have participated in our Women Run! program, with great success! Want to get involved — by running for office yourself or showing up for the women who do? Read on!
Register for whichever event fits your schedule!
- Monday lunch, May 23rd 12–1pm
- Tuesday evening, May 24th 6–7pm
Become a Women Run! Mentor
Want to share your experience and expertise as a past or present elected official? Sign up to be a mentor to one of our Women Run! program participants!
Volunteer for a Women Run! Candidate
Not interested in running for office yourself (or already elected) but want to help a Woman Run! candidate?
Sign up to volunteer and we’ll connect you with program participants who need help in their races!
More About Women Run!
Here in New Hampshire, we’re known for political firsts like our first-in-the-nation all-female Congressional delegation – but we have a long way to go to achieve political parity for men and women. See our Gender Matters series for updates on women’s representation in local and state government. When women run for office, they are just as likely to win as men. The problem is that women are significantly less likely to run in the first place. Experts believe women feel less qualified to run than men despite having similar education and experience, and that women are less likely than men to receive positive encouragement to run for office. Women Run! is here to break down those barriers. Our Women Run! events give women the tools, confidence, and community they need to raise their hands and run.
Change begins at home, and we will continue to bring Women Run! events to every corner of the Granite State. From the local school board to the state legislature, there’s an office for every woman who is ready to do the work of campaigning and governing.