Mission, Goals & Principles

Our Mission is to achieve political equity for Iowa women by recruiting, training, and mentoring women candidates. Our hope is that by the 100th anniversary of Woman Suffrage (the year 2020), women will be equally represented in all Iowa political arenas.

Our Goals:
  • Twenty-five women in the Iowa Senate
  • Fifty women in the Iowa House of Representatives
  • One woman Governor
  • One woman in the United States Senate
  • Two women in the United States House of Representatives
During the 2014 election, one goal was achieved by the election of the first Iowa woman to the U. S. Senate. There is a high probability that Iowa will have its first female Governor in 2017. Our goal is not to replace men in politics but to bring balance to the issues discussed and inclusiveness in the process.

Guiding Principles
  • We believe in civility and respect among political opponents.
  • We are committed to creating a non-partisan, issue-neutral movement¬†dedicated to achieving political equity for women in Iowa.
  • We are not a Political Action Committee (PAC) and the organization does not endorse candidates or support candidates financially.
  • Our board evening represents both major political parties. Individual board members are free to endorse, support and contribute to candidates of their choice.
  • We welcome as partners other organizations whose missions and goals are compatible with ours.
  • We encourage participation of women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and economic sectors of the society.
  • We recruit, train, and mentor women to become successful candidates.
  • We believe that women bring a political style that promotes civility, collaboration, and consensus building.