Group Focuses on Getting More Women Interested in Running For Office

Women can face many challenges when getting involved in politics

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) An all day retreat that focused on getting more women to run for office was held Saturday afternoon at Salt Lake Community College in Sandy.

"Getting more women involved in politics" is the goal of an organization "Real Women Run" that provides non-partisan advice to get women more interested in being involved. 

More than 200 women attended the retreat and learned how to deal with certain pitfalls they may face in running for office. 

"one of the challenges is the boundaries. How women can run when they have families to take care of, they have jobs, theres that. There is the cultural challenge. How can i do it all, and so trainings like this help women figure all those things out," said Patricia Russo, Keynote speaker from Yale University. 

This is the 6th year the retreat has been held. The organization works in conjunction with the YWCA. 

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