We are pleased to announce that the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in conjunction with AAUW Honolulu Branch was elected as one of a new training sites for 2013-2014 for the Elect Her Program offered as a partnership between Running Start and AAUW!
Elect Her–Campus Women Win encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her recognizes the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.
Why Student Government?
Women hold only a small fraction of elected offices in the United States. Getting women engaged in politics and elected to office earlier in life is the key to strengthening and increasing women’s representation in government. An important part of encouraging young women to step up and lead starts with participation in student government. With an earlier start in politics, women climb higher on the leadership ladder, opening the way for more women share the decision-making power of this country.
What Does an Elect Her Training Look Like?
Elect Her is a one-day, 4.5-hour training. Campus administrators, students, and local AAUW members collaborate with AAUW and Running Start staff to plan the trainings each year.