The 2012 Project identifies, inspires and connects women so they can be successful candidates for state legislatures and Congress in 2012. As a non-partisan organization, we don't endorse individual candidates, but here are profiles of a few of the extraordinary women who are finding their way to public service and elected office with our help -- and yours.
Running for an open seat in her state's House of Representatives: CEO of a healthcare technology company with extensive experience in policymaking. A published author, expert on corporate wellness programs and supporter of women's leadership, she had never seriously considered running for office - until she attended a 2012 Project presentation this summer.
From the South and running for Congress: First female president and CEO of a large nonprofit focused on improving economic opportunities and eliminating poverty. An award-winning, Top 40 under 40 business leader with strong ties to her education and business communities and an avid social media guru, she found The 2012 Project via Twitter!
From the West and running for State Assembly: An optometrist and longtime community leader on women's rights, racial equality and healthcare, she attended a 2012 Project presentation. This multi-lingual, grassroots volunteer is invited frequently to appear on regional TV news programs to discuss health and environmental issues.
Former state legislator running for Congress: A rock star fundraiser and leader in business, this Northwesterner worked in high tech and heard about us via word of mouth. She has more than 20 years of community leadership in economic development, helping families to be self-sufficient, training women to succeed and increasing opportunities for youth in poverty.
Running for an open seat in her state's House of Representatives: Executive director of an environmental nonprofit, with a passion for grassroots organizing and mobilizing her community to create positive change. This Midwesterner also leads a statewide coalition to promote sustainability as a successful business practice.She heard about us via our partner Rachel's Network.
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