Erin Loos Cutraro is Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run, a social change organization working to dramatically increase the number of women and girls who see elected leadership as a possibility. She is based in New York City where she develops and manages She Should Run’s strategic growth and business development. She is a frequent public speaker on issues related to women’s and girl’s leadership in public life.
She Should Run was launched in 2011 to encourage more women to consider public office and to amplify the value of diverse voices in government. When women step up to run for office, they win at the same rate as men. Yet research shows they are not recruited and encouraged at the same rate as men. To date, She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run program has encouraged over 100,000 women to consider public office.
Prior to She Should Run, Erin worked at Women’s Campaign Fund advising candidates at the national, state, and local level on a gendered-lens approach to running for public office. Erin has also designed and implemented a variety of strategic programs for companies, campaigns, and organizations that traverse the public policy, non-profit, and financial business arenas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in Communication from Saint Louis University. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two daughters.