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The CAWP is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. CAWP’s education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women’s underrepresentation in political leadership with effective, imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences. 

This guide offers the most direct, must-know advice we’ve gleaned for women elected officials and candidates running for office. From the personal traits, to actions that convey qualification and likeability, to bouncing back from mistakes, this nonpartisan guide is a concise look at what it takes for a woman to run and succeed. It includes a section on talking about family. 

The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is a program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. The GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. The Political Institute for Women is an education organization that offers nonpartisan courses to political candidates, professionals working in the political sector, advocates, advocacy organizations and political organizations.

IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

Emerge America is a training program for Democratic women. Its aim is to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network and to change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans. Emerge America has programs in 24 states is is growing! 

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