Our Mission

Our Mission

At Ready to Launch, we’re on a mission to grow and diversify the staff pipeline in politics and public service by helping more self-identifying women learn, grow, and launch their careers – and ensuring women from historically marginalized communities have access to these sectors.

Our values

Our progressive values are at the core of our work to build an equitable and inclusive staff pipeline in politics and government. We believe in a future where:

  • Our democracy truly represents our communities. We know that having representative staffers is just as essential as having representative elected officials. Staff members make just as many decisions that touch our everyday lives, and we know the best decisions are informed by lived experiences and diverse voices being included in the conversation.
  • We tear down barriers that have long made government and politics an exclusive world. That means valuing and advocating for paid work, transparent hiring practices, and investments in recruiting women from backgrounds that have historically been excluded.
  • We ensure women from historically marginalized communities have equitable opportunities to bring their voices, talents, and perspectives to this work. We work to elevate the stories of women who have already succeeded in these spaces, as well as provide free resources, training, and support to women who wish to launch careers in these fields.
  • We support healthy work environments by working to equip women with the tools and training they need to advocate for themselves, practice self care, set boundaries, and support inclusive and collaborative workplaces.








Ready to Launch is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change.

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