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Each election cycle, WIRE brings together a wealth of campaign knowledge and experience to help women run the best campaigns possible. Candidates learn effective strategies for campaign planning, fundraising, marketing, and social media while interacting on a personal level with elected officeholders. Our workshops are open to all women running for local office. They have been a big hit, especially with first time candidates.

Post-2020 Election Virtual Events
Candidate Celebration: 
How to Hit the Ground Running
2020 Campaign Lessons Learned 
WIRE's 2020 Virtual Candidate Training Workshops 
Virtual Workshop I: 
Campaign Planning & Organization
Virtual Workshop III: 
Social Media
Virtual Workshop IV: 
Socially Distant Campaigns
Virtual Workshop II: 
Virtual Workshop V:
Effective Campaigns for School Board
Virtual Workshops VI:
Last Month of Your Campaign

WIRE also hosted two Campaigning in a Pandemic informal discussions in June 2020, which were not recorded

WIRE is is proud to have worked with some amazing candidates!

WIRE also seeks to empower newly elected women.

In March 2019 we co-hosted an event with Good Ol’ Gals, a network of current and former members of city councils located in Santa Clara County.   This forum sought to help new officials get off to a good start. Experienced office holders provided advice on staff relations, public meeting protocol, use of social media, working with the media, and staying in touch with constituents.

Past Events

Campaign 101 Workshop

co-hosted by WIRE and

Women's Community Leadership Network

February 1, 2020

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Current and former elected officials shared tips on “honing your campaign message” 

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Candidates and elected office holders celebrate and support each other 


2018 Workshops

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Candidates learned strategies for running effective campaigns and enjoyed networking with city council members and each other at a July 2018 workshop.


Candidates practiced their “elevator speeches” and learned fundraising strategies at a September 2018 workshop

 “I really appreciated WIRE’s candidate forum where I got to share experiences with other first time candidates and got some great tips on handling social media, especially. I’ve always believed in paying it forward and women helping women. It works!” 


Regina Wallace Jones - elected to East Palo Alto City Council in 2018

“When I first decided to run for office, I had no idea what to do. WIRE for Women’s Candidate Training Event gave me the tools and the confidence I needed to run a successful campaign.  

WIRE for Women provides not only expert guidance, but more importantly, a warm and welcoming community of women dedicated to our success as female candidates. Knowing I had their support made all the difference in my campaign.”

Liz Lawler, elected to Monte Sereno City Council in 2018

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