Sara Blanco has always been interested in women’s empowerment and has become especially passionate about women’s political leadership since joining Running Start, which is a nonpartisan organization that supports the young women who will shape tomorrow’s world by addressing the absence of equal representation in the halls of government. She has had the opportunity to speak to audiences large and small about women in politics and appreciates the small nonprofit experience of wearing many hats and doing every kind of work.
In this episode, Sara is sharing how Running Start is making politics accessible to women, the importance of women representation in government, the reasons that women are discouraged from running for office, and how the current political climate has resulted in women running for public office in record numbers.
- Running Start
- Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox
- UN Women
- The Interparliamentary Union
- The Woman Stats Project – Valerie Hudson
- She Should Run
- Washington Post Op-Ed by Melissa Richmond
- Running Start Twitter
- Running Start Instagram
- Running Start Facebook
- Sara’s Twitter
- Sara’s Instagram