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® Greensboro, 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, budgeting and practical advice from former and current female elected officials. Ready to Run® Greensboro is the result of a partnership between IOPL and Action Greensboro, the city’s primary economic and community development group.

“Action Greensboro is excited to partner with the Institute of Political Leadership and the Greensboro YWCA to co-host the Women on Board program,” said Action Greensboro Executive Director Cecelia Thompson. “Civic engagement and political servitude are cornerstones of vibrant local communities. They empower individuals to shape the future they desire, transforming passive residents into active architects of positive change.”

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.


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: Friday, October 6, 12 pm – 4:00 pm
WHERE: The YWCA of Greensboro

1807 Wendover Ave E, Greensboro, NC 27405

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

· Organizing Your Campaign: Choose Your Office & Build Your Team

· Municipal Budgeting

· Panel Discussion with Elected Women

Registration fee is $30

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.