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Tech2Empower DC: Expanding the Next Generation of Women in Politics, October 24-25, 2019

Fellowship Host: Running Start

Running Start is working to change the face of politics by encouraging young women in high school and college to run for political office and train them with the skills they need to win, whether they’re running for student council or Congress. They work on confidence building, offer meetings and internships with Congresswomen, and establish mentorships to build the next generation of women leaders.

Tech2Empower DC, Advisors will collaborate with the team at Running Start and will work directly with the next generation of young women leaders. Advisors participate in virtual meetings to prepare for and follow up on community visit and Fellowship projects.

During the two-day visit to Washington, DC from October 24-25, Advisors will have the opportunity to:

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Mentor and coach college women currently participating in Running Start’s Congressional Fellows program on personal branding, career development and technology.

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Build understanding and knowledge about, and provide new perspectives on the next generation of women’s political leadership.

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Learn more about the landscape for women in politics in DC through site visits and meetings including on Capitol Hill. 

Volunteer Advisors commit to:

  • Participating in 2 - 3  introductory & planning calls with host organizations and WAKE during the 3-4 weeks leading up to the community visit;

  • Being open to learning new perspectives and sharing skills and expertise during the two-day visit to Washington, DC, from October 24-25, 2019;

  • Engaging with host organization to close out project during 2 - 3 calls in the 3 weeks following the community visit;

  • Providing a tax deductible donation of $1,250

    Does not include: lodging, flights, airport transfers, alcohol and personal incidentals. Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. With 1:1 company gift/donation matching, cost is $625 to the Advisor (match is $625)

    The contribution includes:


Support grant to host organization


Site visits, volunteer work + meetings + Support and preparation for volunteer roles


Contribution to the costs of the local community event


Women in history, power and politics-focused historical and cultural events and sites


Local group transportation and group meals and activities

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Pre-departure volunteer preparation, materials and orientation

Please note: We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited. Please apply early for priority consideration. Selection notification: Rolling.

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