Your Road to Public Office Speaker Series

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • Emerge

A three-part series with Emerge and EMILY’s List highlighting the varied stories of women who have run for office.

The panels will seek to inspire Democratic women across the country to run for office by showing them how other women transitioned from activist to candidate to elected official. Each webinar will begin with a 40-minute panel of Democratic women who are a part of the Emerge and EMILY’s List networks. The panels will be led by the moderator for the first 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of audience Q&A. The panel will be followed by a brief 10-minute training from Emerge and EMILY’s List on the corresponding topic. 


Series Dates and Topics


Friday, July 24: Relationship Building 

5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT

You’re getting involved in politics and need a team. Learn how to build authentic relationships with people and communities to set you up for success. 


Friday, August 7: Taking the Leap

5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT

Are you an activist or a community leader who has made a difference “behind the scenes”? Get advice on deciding to run and which seat you should choose to make the biggest impact.  


Friday, August 21: Building Power

5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT

You’re elected! Learn how to build your power, decide what to run for next and inspire other Democratic women to step up. 


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The panelists will represent a diverse cross-section of offices and backgrounds to demonstrate the full range of women serving in government nationwide and where the leadership of Democratic women is needed. These conversations will be honest, authentic and accessible so that we create an environment where elected officials can be frank about their experiences and participants can engage with them about what it means to lead in their communities.