Episode Summary

What is it really like for women hitting the campaign trail in 2018?

In a year that’s being billed as revolutionary for female political candidates, Women Rule’s three-part series will focus on the gritty realities of running for office. Three women in three very different races across the country tell us why they’ve decided to run, what the challenges are on the ground (and in their personal lives), and what lessons other women can take from their campaigns. From an Arizona Republican in a key swing district to a mayoral candidate in Chicago who could be the city’s first black female mayor (and could also be the city’s first openly gay mayor), this series will bring listeners real talk from the campaign trail.

Along with these features, we’re also following the numbers: our interactive Women Rule Candidate Tracker on POLITICO.com keeps tabs on the women running in state, federal, and gubernatorial races around the country.

Episode Notes

The Women Rule series aims to inform, empower and connect women across diverse sectors and career levels to have an impact.

About the Show

Join POLITICO’s Anna Palmer on the Women Rule Podcast as she takes you backstage with women bosses for real talk on how they made it and what advice they have for women looking to lead. New episodes every Wednesday. Women Rule is produced by POLITICO in partnership with our founding partners Google and the Tory Burch Foundation.