I lead because if not me, who? And if not now, when? My friends and I and my community are in despair over the state of our politics and our leadership—and the antidote to despair is to take action. The most impactful action is to win elections and support those who are running. My community asked me to lead, and when someone asks you to lead them, you say yes.
Growing up, I didn’t have just one mentor but more of a tapestry of women who were willing to take risks and do things that didn’t come easily and step outside of their definition of normal to do something more than what was expected of them. I truly stand on the shoulders of giants.
It means the world to see so many women running for office. Every woman who steps up is an example for other women that we can take risks, that we have the skills and the ability to do this, and we can win!
Sarah is a vice president for a large education-focused nonprofit, wife to a public school educator and mother of two elementary-school-aged kids. In an effort to change current politics and leadership, she’s taking action to lead, to help her community, and to show her 10-year-old daughter and her friends how to fight for what’s right and lead with confidence.