Personal Democracy Forum

Every year since 2004, Personal Democracy Forum has been the place to come if you cared about the potential of technology to change politics for the better, and you wanted to hear and meet the people who were leading that change. PDF has grown to be a big event, gathering close to a thousand attendees, 140 speakers, 28 breakout sessions and nearly three dozen powerful keynoters each year. PDF 2018 is different. Based off of community feedback, they redesigned the format.

This year at PDF, the focus will be on meaningful action and collaboration. This year, PDF will be about plugging you into the process of change-making.

And this year, they want to make sure we all make good…on our promises, on our values, on ensuring that tech works for social justice, on defending democracy, and on creating a future that we all will want to live in.

Tickets go on sale early March but sign up for the newsletter HERE.

Run As You Are Political Leadership Training: Northern New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation’s Women Run! program is proud to bring nationally-recognized nonprofit VoteRunLead to the North Country for a day-long training at Gorham Town Hall. This nonpartisan training will help women jump start their leadership, communication, and campaign skills. It’s appropriate for women who want to run for office or seek a government appointment in 2018 or 2019, as well as women who want to help other women get started in public service. Join us to boost your “hard skills” and grow your network.

Women Run! is New Hampshire’s only statewide, nonpartisan leadership program for women who want to make a difference in their communities through service in state and local government. From the one-of-a-kind New Hampshire Legislature, to city councils and school boards charged with budgeting precious property tax dollars, to the many committees and commissions that help our towns flourish, there are leadership opportunities for every woman who is ready to raise her hand. The mission of Women Run! is to inspire more women to seek positions in state and local government, foster dialogue and community around gender parity in government, and provide political leadership education. Together, we’ll build a more representative government that embraces gender diversity and includes women’s voices.

With more than 26,000 women trained to run for office, VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country. VoteRunLead’s mission is to educate diverse women to unleash their independent political power, seek public office and transform American democracy. VoteRunLead works to equip women with the right know-how, trainings and how-to’s 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.

This 8:30-3:30 event in Gorham includes:

– Facilitated networking

– VoteRunLead’s dynamic “Run As You Are” training modules

– Panel discussion featuring local New Hampshire women serving in state and local government

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation is committed to make this training available to all women who want to participate. Do you need childcare? Do you need a scholarship for the $25 registration fee? Is there something else standing in your way? Please email Shannon MacLeod at shannon@nhwomensfoundation.org for personalized assistance.

Run As You Are Political Leadership Training: Southern New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation’s Women Run! program is proud to bring nationally-recognized nonprofit VoteRunLead to southern New Hampshire for a day-long training at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. This nonpartisan training will help women jump start their leadership, communication, and campaign skills. It’s appropriate for women who want to run for office or seek a government appointment in 2018 or 2019, as well as women who want to help other women get started in public service. Join us to boost your “hard skills” and grow your network.

Women Run! is New Hampshire’s only statewide, nonpartisan leadership program for women who want to make a difference in their communities through service in state and local government. From the one-of-a-kind New Hampshire Legislature, to city councils and school boards charged with budgeting precious property tax dollars, to the many committees and commissions that help our towns flourish, there are leadership opportunities for every woman who is ready to raise her hand. The mission of Women Run! is to inspire more women to seek positions in state and local government, foster dialogue and community around gender parity in government, and  provide political leadership educationTogether, we’ll build a more representative government that embraces gender diversity and includes women’s voices.

With more than 26,000 women trained to run for office, VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country. VoteRunLead’s mission is to educate diverse women to unleash their independent political power, seek public office and transform American democracy. VoteRunLead works to equip women with the right know-how, trainings and how-to’s 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.

This 8:30-3:30 event in Gorham includes:

– Facilitated networking

– VoteRunLead’s dynamic “Run As You Are” training modules

– Panel discussion featuring local New Hampshire women serving in state and local government

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation is committed to make this training available to all women who want to participate. Do you need childcare? Do you need a scholarship for the $25 registration fee? Is there something else standing in your way? Please email Shannon MacLeod at shannon@nhwomensfoundation.org for personalized assistance.

The 2018 United State of Women Summit

The 2018 United State of Women Summit isn’t just a conference — it’s a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break down barriers that stand between women and full equality.

On May 5th and 6th, thousands of women will convene in Los Angeles to inspire and be inspired, to motivate and be motivated, to teach and to learn. Attendees will connect with leading organizations to channel their energy into action, leaving with new ideas and partners, hands-on training, and the tools and resources they need to make change at all levels.

More information including how to register for breakout sessions, food options, hotel recommendations, speakers, and additional events will be available to registered attendees in the coming weeks via email.

DAY ONE at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM

Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. Connect with the VoteRunLead team!

DAY TWO in LOS ANGELES

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please note that registration for these Day Two events will open at a later date. VoteRunLead will be putting on an in-person #RunAsYouAre training. Details TBA…

SPEAKERS

The summit will feature a range of activists, grassroots leaders, elected officials, artists, and corporate leaders working on today’s most pressing issues. Check out the list of speakers here and stay tuned for more announcements!

For full details on the 2018 USOW Summit and FAQ, visit theunitedstateofwomen.org

THE CENTER

The Center is the central hub of engagement within the Summit and includes a marketplace of Women-Owned Businesses and Nonprofits , creative installations and unique programming. By joining us, you’ll align your business or organization with some of the most diverse, collaborative women in LA, and the brands stepping up for women’s economic empowerment! Apply now.

***Please note that single day tickets are not available.***

 

The Summit is generously supported by a wide range of organizations from across the country including:

Netflix, Mattel, Inc., The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Silicon Valley Bank, Aerie, Google, The Women’s Funding Network, Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, Land of Distraction, New York Women’s Foundation, Minnesota Women’s Foundation, Southern California Gas Company, United Way Greater Los Angeles, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Workers Lab, WHH Foundation, Achieving America Family Foundation, SKDKnickerbocker, Naomi Aberly, Carol Biondi, Jordan Davis, Bernadette Glenn, Molly Munder, Jane Fonda, and Lyn Lear.

Plate to Politics Ohio

Interested in running for office, but not sure where to start? This one-day workshop provides hands-on skills training to women in food justice and sustainable agriculture who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation’s food system.

This is a great opportunity for women who are running or planning to run for office to develop their skills, to network with like-minded women, and to be inspired. Women who want to ramp up their advocacy leadership in healthy food and farming or with an interest to help other women run for office are also encouraged to attend.

April 28, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Barn at Countryside, Countryside Conservancy, 4965 Quick Road, Peninsula, OH 44264
Cost: $15
Includes a light lunch
Limited to 30 participants!

Register Here

 

Featuring

  • Learn how to move people to action through stories with Ash Bruxvoort, Plate to Politics Coordinator at the Women, Food and Ag Network.
  • Lunch panel with local elected officials and community activists, speaker announcements coming soon!
  • Opportunities for networking with like-minded women
  • Continued support and training through Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Plate to Politics program and VoteRunLead!

This program is generously sponsored by Countryside Conservancy.

 

 

Plate to Politics is a program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network and is strengthened by our partnership with VoteRunLead, a nonpartisan nonprofit powerhouse and recognized leader in women’s civic leadership, with a network of 10,000 trained civic leaders and hundreds of alumnae serving as elected and appointed officials.

“Time for Ilhan” Celebration

Come celebrate the world premiere of “Time for Ilhan” at the Tribeca Film Festival with a Celebration & Fundraiser for VoteRunLead, Sunday, April 22, 5:30-7:30pm at the Black Hound Bar.

Meet Representative Ilhan Omar, Filmmaker Norah Shapiro and see the trailer for a “Time For Ilhan.”

Food, drinks, friends and your donation supports VoteRunLead’s mission of training thousands more women like Ilhan to run for office and win.

Co-Chair: $500

Attend the celebration and receive a ticket to the sold-out 8:15pm screening of “Time for Ilhan” following the event, as well as online and event recognition and a VoteRunLead T-Shirt!

Host Committee: $250

Attend the celebration, receive online and event recognition, and a VoteRunLead T-Shirt! Tickets to sold-out 8:15pm screening available on first come first serve basis.

Attend: $100

Attend the celebration and get your VoteRunLead #RunAsYouAre Tote Bag!

***Screening of “Time for Ilhan” at 8:15pm at Tribeca Film Festival is part of the Festival and not part of the VoteRunLead event. Tickets to the Festival can be found here.

Can’t make it?

Donate to support VoteRunLead
and help us train more women like Ilhan to run and win.
Let me know if you’d like to buy a ticket for another woman to attend, as we have several requests to bring young women to meet Ilhan!

VoteRunLead is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Youth and Activism

Meet Generation Z: The country’s most diverse generation to date, made up of teenagers and college-aged students that comprise 25% of the U.S. population, outnumbering Millennials and Baby Boomers. As the first truly global generation, they’re culturally and politically passionate, on the cusp of entering the workforce. And they’re seeking revolution.

Join us at LMHQ for our April Women’s Breakfast about youth + activism, and how the rise of students’ voices affects our future political landscape. While student activism has a long history of leading to political change, we’ll be discussing what’s different today and how we can support these future leaders and activists. Whatever industry you currently work in – education, advertising, tech, media – it’s time to get educated about the how’s and why’s of youth activism including those fighting on behalf of themselves and their peers, those fighting for the rights of marginalized communities and for societal change at large. What tools are being built to empower and protect this generation, and what can we do to support them?

Hear from Erikka James, Director of Leadership and Global Programs at The Lower Eastside Girls Club, Catherine McCarthy, Education Program Manager at The Moth, Johanna Miller, Advocacy Director at NYCLU, and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Women’s March’s Youth Initiatives Coordinator. Our conversation will be moderated by Erin Vilardi, Founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead. They’ll be speaking about anti-violence toolkits, school bathroom laws and the de-militarization of NYC public schools, the #ENOUGH initiative, and student workshops on storytelling that build empathy and give voice to a generation.

Doors open at 8:30 AM for bagels and coffee and an opportunity for networking, and our panel kicks off at 9:00 AM sharp. We can’t wait to see you!

This event is sponsored by Verizon.

 

Association of Junior League International 96th Annual Conference

Join VoteRunLead founder and CEO, Erin Vilardi at AJLI’s 96th Annual Conference as she will challenge you to take 30 political actions in 90 days, accelerating the growth of your political networks and your know-how. You will map your next steps, make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for and get connected to other women running in VoteRunLead’s vast community! Run as You Are. You’re Ready! We’ll prove it!

Since its founding in 1901, The Junior League has empowered transformational female leaders to set bold goals, open their circles, disrupt convention and change the conversation for the betterment of civil society. Firmly in our second century, the verdict is in as we prepare to head to Memphis, April 18-21, 2018 for the Association of Junior Leagues International’s 96th Annual Conference: WE.ARE.UNSTOPPABLE!…
…in our commitment to women’s leadership writ large…
…in our commitment to finding solutions and advocate for those in need… and,
…in our commitment to being unrelenting voices for action, justice and positive change in communities near and far.

We hope you’ll join us for this four-day event during which we’ll conduct the business of the Association, provide training opportunities to our League leaders, celebrate significant individual and League milestones… and, of course, be awed by thought-provoking and inspiring speakers!

REGISTER TODAY

Located at
The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38103, USA
(901) 529-4000

Plate to Politics – Decorah, Iowa

Interested in running for office, but not sure where to start? This one-day workshop provides hands-on skills training to women in food justice and sustainable agriculture who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation’s food system.

This is a great opportunity for women who are running or planning to run for office to develop their skills, to network with like-minded women, and to be inspired. Women who want to ramp up their advocacy leadership in healthy food and farming or with an interest to help other women run for office are also encouraged to attend.

April 14, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Shirley Baker Commons, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101
Cost: $15
Includes a light lunch
Limited to 30 participants!

Register Here

Featuring

  • Learn how to move people to action through stories with Ash Bruxvoort, Plate to Politics Coordinator at the Women, Food and Ag Network.
  • Lunch panel with local elected officials and community activists, speaker announcements coming soon!
  • Opportunities for networking with like-minded women
  • Continued support and training through Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Plate to Politics program and VoteRunLead!

This Plate to Politics workshop is generously sponsored by Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities.

 

Plate to Politics is a program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network and is strengthened by our partnership with VoteRunLead, a nonpartisan nonprofit powerhouse and recognized leader in women’s civic leadership, with a network of 10,000 trained civic leaders and hundreds of alumnae serving as elected and appointed officials.

 

The Chisolm Effect: The Status of Black Women in American Politics Webinar

Join Higher Heights and VoteRunLead for a free webinar on exploring the history and the future of Black women’s leadership in American politics on Tuesday, April 10th at 7pmEST. We will review the new report from Higher Heights and the Center for American Women in Politics ,”The Chisholm Effect: The Status of Black Women In American Politics”, then we will hear from three barrier-breaking women about their experience, the road to power, and what we can do to support more Black women running for office. We will be joined by Leah Webb, former City Councilor; CO State Rep. Leslie Herod; and NC Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisor, Danielle Adams. #BlackWomenLead #RunAsYouAre

In Partnership with: Higher Heights