Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office

Jennifer Erickson, Dan Hill, and Victoria Solomon have built on research begun in 2016. They just presented, “Leadership in Local Government: Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office” at the UW Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium’s 41st Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference, April 12-14, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. Their new research, based on focus groups of women elected office holders in Wisconsin, explored the factors that contribute to women successfully running for and holding local elected office. This latest research adds to their 2016 research identifying barriers to women running for elected office. For more information about their research, visit our Running for Elected Office page.