For International Women's Day, we're excited to feature the following post and call to action from Brianna Wu. Brianna is the head of development at Giant Spacekat, and a well known figure for women in tech. She is running for Congress in Massachusetts’ 8th district in 2018.
When you’re a woman, you’re endlessly marketed products that promise to empower you. I’m often barraged with ads for candles, creams, fragrances - I was even pitched a $150 leather calendar this week that promised to make my wildest career goals come true.
To learn more and to support some amazing organizations that help women running for office:
A “Phenomenal Woman” tee-shirt campaign that's raising money for seven women’s organizations, including EMILY's List and Emerge America
“We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.”
She Should Run
“We believe that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences.”
“Emerge gives Democratic women who want to run for public office a unique opportunity. We are the only in-depth, seven-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.
Ready to Run
“Ready to Run is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other way.”
“Bringing young women to politics.”
For more information about Brianna Wu, please visit her campaign website.