Selection Criteria

Emerge Pennsylvania seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership.

Criteria for selection includes:

  • Evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
  • Interest in pursuing political office;
  • Demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal;
  • Ability and desire to build effective networks;
  • Ability to articulate a personal political vision;
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire others;
  • Commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings.


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