Congratulations! You’re thinking of running for public office.

Research shows that women need to be asked not once, not twice, but at least three times to consider running. Regardless of how many times you were asked, we think it’s a great idea.

To help you get started, we’ve selected some resources to prepare you for the unique challenges of running for public office as a women, the how-to’s of campaigning, and ideas on creating a winning strategy.


Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Guide fo Candidates

Alberta Status of Women has a great Ready for Her website with a guide for women running for municipal office.

Michelle Draper, Board Chair EPSB Trustee Presentation

Mary Martin, Alberta School Boards Association Presentation

The Essential Guide to Being Elected

Keys to Elected Office

Municipal Campaigns Relationship Building (2015) Edmonton City Council Mentor Program

Slow Progress Report: Women’s Representation in Municipal Political Office

Women in Student Politics

Girls Just Wanna Not Run (Report)

Harvard Business Review: Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless they are 100% Qualified 

Still not convinced you should run?


We’d love to have a coffee with you to talk about your candidacy. Just fill out the form below and we’ll contact you soon!