Not ready to run for office yet? We understand, it’s a big commitment. There are many other things you can do that can help you on your political journey! Keep reading to learn how you can get involved in the political and civic space without running for office.
The world of politics is vast and the career paths are diverse. Whether you’re just now starting out on your political journey or you want to explore a new path, keep reading to learn how you can narrow down your choices and match your interests to your political path. After all, you don’t have to be an elected official to step into the political realm and make significant changes for others.
Mentorships are an invaluable part of career development. Recently, research from Washington University in St. Louis found that even virtual mentorships for STEM undergraduates provided both mentors and mentees a meaningful and productive experience; not only did the mentees learn transferable skills during this time, but the experience promoted feelings of interpersonal connection and a sense of structure as well.
Building a strong network can help you advance your career, develop your personal and professional skills and change your life. Keep reading to learn how you can build your network, cultivate connections and use your power.
This article first appeared on The Solopreneur Journal. It's been republished here with the permission of writer Jessica Larson. You’ve heard it a thousand times: Networking is a vital part of doing business. Yada yada yada. If it comes naturally to you, that’s fantastic, and you can stop reading right now. But if you’re like me, it’s probably your least favorite part of being a solopreneur.
Joining a public board or commission can be the first step in running for office and it’s easier than you may think. For this month’s Q&A, IGNITE paired up two young women who have held/currently hold positions.
IGNITE women share what it means to be AAPI women and the importance of political representation.
Activism has no age limit. You can be an advocate, a policymaker or run for office in your community right now. Here are just a few of the many young AAPI activists who are using their voice to make a difference.
Being a parent in elected office is no easy feat. It requires balancing work with childcare in environments that sometimes make parents choose between their health and their job. That’s why we need more moms in elected office to create policy changes that support pregnant workers. Learn more about some of the amazing AAPI moms below and advocate for the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, we all witnessed one of the most critical verdicts of our lifetimes that is setting the precedent for future generations. We witnessed accountability - a step in our journey to dismantling systemic racism in the United States. While this is a step towards justice, the work persists. No matter what the verdict was, it will not bring back George Floyd. When we say BLACK LIVES MATTER, we mean we should have the right to live, that people should see all people as humans, and that we should create a world where it is set up for people to thrive.