Where Do We Go From Here

Bustle and VoteRunLead both feel a civic responsibility to women in America, providing them with the resources to get and stay politically active in their communities. The results of the poll have laid a roadmap for work to be done nationally on a nonpartisan level.

To best support the rising number of women stepping up to run in 2018 and beyond, VoteRunLead is crisscrossing the country with its nonpartisan #RunAsYouAre curriculum for women at all stages of running for office. With the nation’s only Rural Women’s Initiative and an alumnae base that is 60 percent women of color, VoteRunLead will continue to train diverse women to run for office and win by hosting in-person trainings, growing its online library of over 60 campaign training resources, and launching new engagement tools that focus on the 519,000 local and state offices where women make up a stagnant and meager 22 percent representation.

Bustle will continue to inspire women to share their stories, raise their voices, and create positive change in their lives and the lives of others.

Bustle Trends Group is a new, full-service arm born from Bustle Digital Group’s mission of empowering women to be curious, to be themselves, and to be excited about owning their place in the world. We deliver authentic and relatable insights designed to help marketers and consumers alike understand what drives the millennial woman’s decision-making tree.

With more than 26,000 women trained to run for office and win, VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership organization in the country. Our mission is to educate women to unleash their political power, seek public office, and transform American democracy. We work to equip women with the right know-how, trainings and how-tos to help them enter politics with a purpose. We believe that by empowering women to run as they are, they will build a campaign based on their own passion, their own ideas, and their own values.