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 progressive, self-identifying women launch their careers.

We believe that expanding representation of women in the ranks of staffers, campaigners, and consultants is just as essential as electing more women to office. The staff pipeline must be inclusive and ensure more women of color and LGBTQ+ women can bring their talents and perspectives to this work. Our communities need women from all walks of life as decision-makers at every level of politics and government. This is how we move the needle on progressive policies.

Our fellowship program provides recruitment, training, and mentorship to set our participants up for success. We help connect participants with internships working in elected officials’ offices and on political campaigns, and offer paid stipends during their three-month experiences. We also engage alumni with ongoing networking and leadership development opportunities to grow their careers.

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Recruit

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Pay

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Train

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Connect

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