Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly

Jessica is the former manager of Elect Her. With master’s degrees in both women’s studies and higher education administration, Jessica is committed to working with women leaders on college campuses.
 

Work by Jessica Kelly

Host an Elect Her Workshop

Elect Her–Campus Women Win, a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, encourages and trains college women to run for and win student government positions on their campuses. The 4.5-hour training covers skills such as how to mobilize a constituency, craft a message, speak confidently, and present oneself as a candidate. There is no cost to the college or university for the training. Read more »

Resource   |   July 31, 2016

Run like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates throughout History

Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. And this year, two high-profile women entered the race. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016

AAUW Elect Her Facilitator Application

AAUW and Running Start are seeking experienced, energetic women to become facilitators of Elect Her, the only national program that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. Facilitators preside over the daylong workshops and lead participants through discussions and exercises. Read more »

Resource   |   October 13, 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Every year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women preparing to become the next generation of leaders. The adventure begins when applications open on August 3 for three of these AAUW programs: the National Student Advisory Council, Elect Her, and Campus Action Projects. Read more »

Molly Rockett stands in front of her campaign signs.

Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too!

Molly Rockett is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She also holds a local government position in her hometown. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   July 11, 2014
Baffo stands at a podium with another student who is handing her a gavel.

New Student Government President Makes History at Rutgers

Kristine Baffo talked to us about the hard work and strategy behind her successful run for Rutgers University Student Assembly president. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014
Ana Morales's election poster.

Can a Woman Be President? Just Ask These Ladies!

As President Barack Obama’s second term gets underway, speculation is already running rampant over who will run next. Will our next president be a woman? It’s an important question, but […] Read more »

Lessons from the Women of the 113th

Like many people across the country, AAUW and Running Start are celebrating the record number of women who are now getting settled in the 113th Congress. Every year, we collaborate […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   January 04, 2013

Getting Ready to Campaign in 3 Easy Steps

Nily Rozic was asked multiple times to run for office before she seriously considered it. The 26-year-old New York state assembly woman-elect admits she was asked “over and over” to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   December 14, 2012

Elect Her at Louisville, Louisiana State, and Howard

Elect Her–Campus Women Win, a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, encourages and trains college women to run for student government. Follow the links below to read highlights from this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 06, 2012