Through The Noise
October 23, 2017
#306 Susannah Wellford of Running Start on Training Girls for Political Office
Through the Noise #306
Susannah Wellford // President & Founder // Running Start
Susannah Wellford is the President & Founder of Running Start, an organization with an unusual mission — to get girls and young women ready and excited about running for office. They start working with girls that are just 14, before they are jaded, and show them the ropes of how it’s done. Many girls and young women are passionate about helping people through politics but are often hesitant because there are so rarely people in those roles that look like them. Running Start empowers these young women of all political leanings to use their voice and they have trained 12,000 so far. With only five (bipartisan) staff, the organization is able to train about 2500 per year and we can’t wait to see what they do. Don’t miss this episode for inspiration and hope for the future, and some clever ideas about making your annual events more memorable.
Susannah Wellford has worked for the past 18+ years to raise the voice of young women in politics. As President of Running Start she trains high school and college young women from around the country in how and why to run for political office.