General Registration 

$100 for this two-day event. Lunch with be provided to attendees and breakfast on Tuesday. Appetizers will be served at the Monday reception.

Looking for a place to stay? Try The Washington Court Hotel, Washington D.C. Regency Hyatt and The George. All three hotels are within one to two blocks of the Young Women Run venue, the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment and Policy.

Young Women Run 2017

A 2-day training for politically ambitious college and young professional women. This event will feature prominent elected women, workshops and plenary sessions designed to advance the skills and capacities of young women who are eager to become the next generation of political leaders. Space is limited to 150 spots. Register early!

About the Conference

Take part in the two-day event for training and tools on how to run for office. Build tangible political leadership skills, meet with elected leaders and Congressional staffers, and network with other politically ambitious young women from around the United States. 

Meet our Speakers


Mary Bono, a former United States Congresswoman from
California served in the U.S. House of Representatives
from 1998-2013. Since leaving Congress, Mary has developed
a robust practice advising businesses and other entities
nationwide on legislative, regulatory and policy matters.
Read her full bio. 




Congresswoman Susan Brooks, represents the 5th District of
Indiana, which spans eight urban, suburban and
rural counties in Central Indiana, including the
a robust practice advising businesses and other entities
north side of Indianapolis.
Read her full bio.  


The Honorable Nancy Pelosi serves as Minority Leader
of the United States House of Representatives
and was the first women to serve as Speaker of the House.
Read her full bio. 





Christine Pelosi has worked with thousands of activists
and candidates through leadership training based on her books
Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders
and Campaign Boot Camp 2.0. 
Read her full bio.



Rosie_Rios.jpgRosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States,
who led the efforts to place a woman on U.S. currency.
Read her full bio.




Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen represents Florida’s 27th
Congressional District. The first Hispanic woman elected
to Congress, Ros-Lehtinen, was born in Cuba and emigrated
to the United States when she was seven years old.
Read her full bio. 



Jess_Weiner.p.jpgJess Weiner, acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur
who serves as Dove’s Global Self- Esteem Ambassador. 
Read her full bio.



Plenary: Young and Running


Plenary: Supporting Your Political Journey Through Life


Stay tuned for updates on speakers. 

Workshops and Sessions

The following workshops and sessions will provide the tools you need to run for office. View the full descriptions here.

  • Campaign 101: Where, when, and how to run
  • Fundraising without fear
  • Develop an authentic personal campaign message
  • Social media in a campaign setting
  • Create your campaign website
  • On air media training

Date and Venue 

July 17, 2017, 10am – 8pm 
July 18, 2017, 9am – 5pm
AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment and Policy
601 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20001






Presenting Partners 

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Media Partner






Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

About IGNITE: IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. We train young women from high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States to become civically engaged and ultimately step into public service.
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About Running Start: Running Start is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization training and inspiring young women to run for political office. Through our five hands on programs, we provide young women the skills and confidence they need to see themselves as leaders so that they can run and win. We are building the next generation of women political leaders.
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