National Advisory Board
These women and men provide strategic advice and vision for Rise to Run. They represent a diverse set of experiences and come from industries inside and outside of politics. They are advising us in every aspect of the organization — from messaging to geographic priority to partnership development.
Education executive, activist, a co-founder of Stay Woke and Campaign Zero, and was a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force. Packnett regularly contributes to Crooked Media’s “Pod Save the People”
Former South Carolina House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014; Youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor in 2014. Political commentator at CNN.
These women are former or current candidates, and former or current elected officials who are leaders in their communities and embody our mission statement and values system. They serve as ongoing inspiration for the young women joining our Hubs and participating in our trainings. Trailblazers demonstrate that women of all different backgrounds, identities, abilities, and faiths can and should run for office.