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1 Adapted from Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything By Marie C. Wilson

2 5 A-words that bring opportunities to unleash your power as a leader. Embrace your “A Game” to successfully seek and serve in elected leadership. THE 5 A’S

3 AUTHORITY AMBITION ABILITY AUTHENTICITY ACTION THE 5 A’S

4 Authority ≠ “The Man” Own your expertise (career, household, motherhood, community leader, etc.) Your life experience, work, family, past accomplishments authorize you to talk about certain issues Name at least 3 things you are an authority on: Go! AUTHORITY

5 Redefine ambition from “desire for personal success” to “passion for justice” (or “fairness” or “safety” or “economic equality” or…) Ambition is how leaders get to lead Define your own political ambition and how you demonstrate that ambition Check out our Alum Videos to see what ambition looks like AMBITION

6 Women are just as able to lead as men So-called “feminine skills” include: – Collaborative style – Community building – Tendency to reach across lines of authority – Focus on broader issues You also have specific skills built through work, family, volunteerism We have a worksheet to help name your abilities! “I have long demonstrated the ability to _______________________________” ABILITY

7 Celebrate the you that you are Your authenticity – your genuine voice – makes you both unique and relatable No need to try to “sound like a politician” Your stories and experience – even your odd personality traits – are valuable Name what makes you an authentic leader AUTHENTICITY

8 Take action to define your own Authority, Ambition, Ability & Authenticity Positive, concrete steps toward achieving your political ambition Make sure you complete your VoteRunLead leadership profile ACTION

9 Write an action plan for yourself: – 3 things you’ll do over next 6 months – 5 things you’ll accomplish in next year – When will you run for an elected office? – Plan your actions accordingly ACTION

10 Join the VoteRunLead movement today! Join Network with & support other women who proudly demonstrate our “A” Game. Network Contact VoteRunLead for political leadership training & personal coaching Contact Tell us how you lead Tell us Go Run. You’re Ready. BRING YOUR ‘A’ GAME!


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