The national non-partisan organization She Should Run recently hosted a workshop that offered practical tools for addressing sexism and investing in women’s leadership. Its new toolkit draws on the experiences of leaders who have run for elected office and breaks down how to identify sexism in words, actions, and systems. Program Officer Robyn Attebury Ellis learned specific phrases and a framework to push back on sexist comments. She found it especially poignant to hear former Special Victims Prosecutor Pearl Kim share her experience running for public office in 2018. Pearl talked about how little representation there is for the Asian American Pacific Islander community and how she learned to balance responding to sexist remarks while still earning people’s votes. She Should Run is a Women and Girls Leadership community partner of the Crimsonbridge Foundation.
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