Join us on October 6th for this Women on Board live event. 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.

This bipartisan 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.

Ready to Run Greensboro

October 6, 2023 (Noon – 4:00 PM)

The YWCA of Greensboro (1807 Wendover Ave E, Greensboro, NC)

2023/10/06 12:00:00


Noon- 1:30: Organizing Your Campaign: Choose Your Office & Build Your Team

In this workshop, you will identify which office is positioned to address the issues you care about and where political opportunities exist. Then learn how to harness the community of people [you already know and those you want to get to know] who can help your campaign by voting for you, donating, volunteering, and joining your campaign team.

1:30 – 3:00 PM Municipal Budgeting Presentation and Exercise

This is an innovative and engaging tool developed by the City of Greensboro to help public officials make strategic long-term budget choices and to help citizens understand the complexity of the budgeting process.

3:00 PM -4:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Elected Women

This panel of elected local women will discuss their experiences in running for office, how far women in politics have come, and the remaining obstacles.

What did they face? What did they learn? What would they do differently? How did Their run affect their personal life and career?

This program focuses on the track record of women in public service and how the participants can continue and improve on that record.

Ready to Run North Carolina - June 10, 2023

Jessica Holmes- Program Manager

Jessica is an attorney, serving as a Deputy Commissioner on the North Carolina Industrial Commission. She graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she earned the Distinguished Young Alumni Award and Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, respectively.
In November 2014, she was elected as the youngest county commissioner ever elected in Wake County’s history. Subsequently, she was unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as Chair, becoming the youngest person ever to hold the position.

In 2020, Jessica became the first woman of color to earn the Democratic nomination for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor.

Ready to Run® North Carolina

In collaboration with the Center for American Women in Politics, IOPL is hosting the Ready to Run® Greensboro event on October 6th. This nonpartisan program has assisted thousands of women across the country in running for office, seeking appointed positions, and managing campaigns.

Ready to Run® program attendees walk away with the following:

  • “How to” instructions on running for office
  • Real-world advice and best practices from experts
  • Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
  • Inspiration to launch a campaign

When: October 6, 2023 (Noon – 4:00 PM)
Where: The YWCA of Greensboro (1807 Wendover Ave E, Greensboro, NC 27405)

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