Ready to Run Workshop Series Introduces North Carolina Women to What They Need to Know to Get Involved in Public Life

RALEIGH—The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) is hosting Ready to Run® North Carolina, a non-partisan campaign training for women. Presenters with extensive campaign experience will introduce women to what they need to know to run for office, including choosing your office, building a campaign team, finance and fundraising, messaging and the media, helping with a campaign, and practical advice from former and current female candidates and elected officials.

Ready to Run® is a national network of nonpartisan campaign training programs committed to encouraging women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways. North Carolina’s program follows the curriculum developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

“Research shows women in North Carolina, and all across the country, are disproportionately underrepresented in political office and on state and local boards and commissions; it’s time we change that,” said Women on Board Program Manager Jessica Holmes.

WHAT: Ready to Run® North Carolina is a one-day campaign training for women. Participants will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.
WHO: The bi-partisan program is for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system.
WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Junior League of Raleigh

711 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

DETAILS: Ready to Run® North Carolina will include the following sessions:

  • Finding Your Voice in North Carolina Politics
  • Deciding to Run
  • Fundraising
  • Communicating your Message
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Keynote Lunch Address- Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-2)

Registration fee is $50 ($40 until April 30 w/ the promo code EARLYBIRD). Lunch is included with Registration. Online information and registration are available here.


About IOPL

In its 37th year of operation, the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that educates future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision-making, and governance. Through its Women on Board program, IOPL is committed to improving gender representation in government and providing the requisite information and resources.