Beginning in 2018, YWCA Mankato is developing its newest offering.

VOTES FOR WOMEN is an offering focused on supporting and recruiting women in the greater Mankato area that want to run for elected office.

As part of this offering, YWCA Mankato will connect participants to local women that have run for and/or served in elected offices and will provide participants with trainings on the basics of filing, funding, and running a campaign.


We want to hear from you! 


Please share your thoughts and questions about running for Elected Office with us.  YWCA Mankato wants to make sure that its new program, VOTES FOR WOMEN: Women Running for Elected Office, will reflect the needs and interests of women in the greater Mankato area. 

Let us know what you think either by filling out the below survey or emailing the Women's Leadership Program Manager at

Take the survey






Do our elected officials reflect our population?

Women are 51% of the population, but only 29% of all elected officials.