Meet Emily Kuhn: A Woman Revolutionizing the Way We Vote

Last November, Emily Kuhn was struck with a terrible epiphany: she was staring at a bunch of names she didn’t recognize. And worse, she had to select people from these names to represent her. Emily was looking at her ballot in a polling booth. In that moment, out of exasperation she thought, there must be a candidate app for this. There wasn’t. There is now, thanks to Emily.

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Motivation: Single Mother. Small Business Owner. State Representative.

While she was running her own business, Angela Williams was approached to consider running for office about four years prior to winning her position in the Colorado House of Representatives. As a single mother who raised her son by herself since…

Women need these 2 things to run for office

In order for women to be qualified for public office, you need to start with these two things: passion and integrity. Everything else can be taught. Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement,…

Monday Motivation – It's Time to Find Your Courage

Happy Monday, VRL Nation. It’s time to talk about courage, or in some cases, the lack thereof. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see Rhonda’s video, or read on for some further insights and fun (not to mention oh-so-shareable) quotes…

Monday Motivation – Talk to Men About Women's Leadership

VRL Advisory Board Member, Jimmie Briggs, shares tips on how to talk to men about women’s leadership. He notes that it is important to personalize the issue and relate to a personal experience with him. Connect with him on his level so it helps…

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Monday Motivation: The Serena Sisterhood

In another stunning display of Girl Power and athleticism, Serena  Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the “#SerenaSlam” – winning four straight majors – for the second time. This is her sixth win at Wimbledon. In recognition of her opponent’s remarkable effort, Serena…

Monday Motivation – U.S. Women's National Team Plays Like A Girl & Wins

We won! We won! WE WON!!!! What better way to round out your 4th of July weekend and kick off your week than with the US Women’s National Team’s decisive victory over Japan? In an incredible display of athleticism and teamwork, these women dominated the…

Top 5 Tips on Self Care for Women

What exactly is self care? Self-care is, “The voluntary regulation of one’s own human functioning and development as necessary to maintaining life, health and well-being, as well as ongoing activity and an area of competence to be developed.” This definition was provided to VRL by…

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Monday Motivation: The Women of #PDF15

The Personal Democracy Forum (better known as #PDF15) is an annual conference that highlights and showcases the work of civic technologists: people and organizations at the intersection of politics and tech using their powers for good. VoteRunLead was proud to serve…

Monday Motivation with Peggy Flanagan : We don't give ourselves enough credit

Those of you who attended National Go Run 2014 in Minneapolis will remember Peggy Flanagan, our hilarious and wildly inspirational keynote speaker from the first night. If not, you’re in for a treat. Watch this quick video below to learn about how Peggy’s…