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Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated to women's career advancement, believes the time for women in political leadership is now. Judging by the recent wave of activism that developed into a flood of women seeking elected office, she's not alone.
MacKendrick has created a one-of-kind insider's guide for young women interested in joining this movement and becoming part of the political system. It explores everything from what to expect in a campaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to why it's A truly original book about running for office written specifically for young women, with inspiring stories of eighteen role models who took the plunge, and all the tools and resources needed to get a campaign off the ground.
No matter where you live or who you hope to represent, the experience of running for office is different if you are a woman. This one-of-a-kind insider's guide is perfect for young women who are ready to make change. It combines uplifting stories of women from around the world who have run for office with practical advice for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps. It explores everything from what to expect in a campaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to why it's worth it to run.
This inspiring book is divided into three parts: first, engaging profiles that include advice and encouragement from politicians from across the political spectrum, around the world and at all levels of politics, from Michelle Wu, past president of the Boston City Council, to Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand; second, a detailed twelve-step campaign plan with advice on developing the qualities needed to run; and third, a collection of articles, books, and organizations to seek out to learn more. Also included is a foreword by Anne Moses, founder and president of IGNITE, a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
Offering equal parts inspiration and information, this unique guidebook is just the thing to help young women transform ?I'll think about it? into ?I'll do it!?
"A comprehensive guide for young women interested in running for public office." — Kirkus Reviews
"If you have a smart young woman in your life, she needs this book." — Heather Barnabe, CEO, G(irls)20
"An inspirational toolbox to equip and empower future female leaders." — Booklist
"This volume, providing inspiration and practical advice, is a good resource for any young woman looking to run for office." — School Library Journal
"... an excellent resource for the politically inclined." — Quill & Quire