Pathways to Politics
Find practical tools, information and inspiration to help you in your run for public office.
How Australia stacks up when it comes to gender equality and political representation, and what needs to happen to change the face of politics.
A starting place to explore your options and potential to run for public office.
Campaigning tips, tricks and guidance to winning public office: local, state, and federal.
Making the most of your skills, power and influence to exercise strong leadership skills in politics and public life.
Senate candidates (and Pathways alum) Susan Benedyka and Karen Kim share their experiences of running in the 2022 federal election, what they wish they’d known before they ran, and their tips for future Senate candidates.
Journalist and speechwriter Joel Deane’s 10 tips to help you nail the first draft of your political speech.
Think of a “stump speech” as the political version of an elevator pitch. Award-winning journalist and speechwriter Joel Deane explains the five things you need to consider before you get started on yours.
Are voters purposefully moving away from the two major parties, and is this a turning point in the future of Australian politics? Andrea Carson, Cathy McGowan AO and Dr Nick Barry discuss.
Free, downloadable guide from the Victorian Women’s Trust – how to run a ‘kitchen table conversation’ to engage and organise around the issues that affect your community.
An episode of Australian Story focusing on former Independent Member for Indi and “godmother of the independents movement”, Cathy McGowan AO.
Who are the women running in the 2022 federal election? Women Elect tracks female candidates across all parties and seats.
New research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation reveals how political candidates’ race, political party and gender interact to influence voter opinion when more than one woman is on the ballot.
Disillusioned with politics? Run for office and Get Elected! Pathways alum Ruth McGowan’s step-by-step campaign guide to winning public office (local, state, and federal) is available for free download exclusively through Pathways to Politics.
Six Pathways to Politics alums recently elected to local government share their insights about campaigning and the journey to election.
So you’re thinking about running for office – She Should Run offers step-by-step guides to get you started.
Based on 20+ years of research, US-based organisation Barbara Lee Family Foundation presents a practical, concise and non-partisan guide for women planning to run for office.
A practical, non-partisan toolkit designed to equip women with the tools they need when considering running in local government elections.
Juliana Addison MP, Member for Wendouree and a Pathways to Politics alum, speaks to Carol Schwartz AO about her life in politics.
Former Independent MP for Indi Cathy McGowan AO talks to Pathways to Politics about how she’s been “doing politics differently.”
Women for Election Australia provide non-partisan training events, workshops and networking opportunities to inspire and equip more women to run for public office in Australia.
She Runs provides West Australian women with the practical skills and networks they need to run for elected office.