Our Mission:


Alaska Women Ascend is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that provides comprehensive training for progressive women from diverse communities to win public office.


Our Impact

Alaska Women Ascend has trained women to run for local, state, and statewide office. Many of our AWA participants are either running for office, managing campaigns, acting as treasurers for campaigns or supporting women candidates in a variety of ways. We have completed two rounds of trainings and trained about 130 women across the state.



Women make up 23.7% of congress



Women make up 28.7% of State legislators across the u.s.



women make up 38.3% of alaska state legislators


Apply for the Training

Alaska Women Ascend is currently accepting applications to participate in an eight-month "Get Elected" training program designed for progressive women of all ages who are interested in learning more about running for public office, managing a campaign, or being a campaign treasurer. The trainings occur one Saturday per month and begin September 2019 and end April 2020. Applications are due August 10th.


We must train and encourage more women to run and win. At the pace we’re going now, it will take another 100 years for women to gain representation that reflects our share of the electorate. It’s time for more women to win!

— Kay Brown, former State Representative and Chair of Alaska Women Ascend