WHAT WE DO

WOMEN

WIRE is a network of (mostly) women dedicated to getting more women into local leadership and willing to share their skills and experience.  

IDENTIFY

WIRE publicizes opportunities for elected and appointed positions to members to identify women might be interested in these roles.

RECRUIT

WIRE recruits and encourages women to pursue public service opportunities.  

ELECT

WIRE helps elect or appoint women with support and resources like mentors and workshops.  

WIRE is with candidates every step of the way!

WORKSHOPS

Candidate Workshops

WIRE hosts events, workshops and networking opportunities that offer a wealth of campaign knowledge and experience to help women run the best campaigns possible. Candidates can learn effective strategies for campaign planning, fundraising, marketing, and social media while interacting on a personal level with elected officeholders and each other. 

Community Workshops

WIRE hosts events in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to inform and encourage women to run for elected office or to seek appointment to a local government commission. At these events, experienced office holders share their personal stories and inspire other women to serve in public office.

MENTOR PROGRAM

The WIRE Mentor Program is a key component of our network of resources. Volunteer Mentors are available to help candidates on a one-to-one basis on subjects such as how to write a campaign plan, how to raise funds, how to get the candidate’s message out to voters, and other crucial skills.

The Mentor Process is Simple

WIRE acts as a clearinghouse for connecting candidates with mentors. Candidates make specific requests for assistance by using the WIRE Candidate Questionnaire, and then mentors who possess the requested expertise are matched individually with candidates to assist them. The service is free to candidates. 

WIRE Mentors help candidates organize an effective campaign & offer assistance in:

 

  • Campaign Planning

  • Campaign Materials

  • Endorsements: How to get them & how to use them 

  • Fundraising

  • Public Speaking

  • Policy Research

  • Social Media

  • Tech issues & website design

  • School Board Issues

 

How the Mentor Process Works

  • Candidate contacts WIRE info@wireforwomen.com requesting help

  • Candidate completes a Candidate Questionnaire which provides details on the Candidate, who she is, what she is running for, why she is running, help needed, etc.

  • The Candidate’s Questionnaire is shared with a Mentor who has the requisite skill. Then the Candidate and Mentor meet and together they determine how best to organize their relationship going forward.

OUTREACH

WIRE publicizes our efforts through our Speakers Bureau in Santa Clara and San Mateo. 

 

Past events have been held at the Menlo Park Library or to the membership of <XXXPLACEHOLDERXXX>organization. These engagements expand our network, help us identify candidates, opportunities, volunteers, and mentors.  

If you or your organization is interested in working with WIRE, please contact info@wireforwomen.com.  

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