From Humble Beginnings, a Powerhouse Fundraising Class Emerges : NPR
Women are far less likely than men to run for Congress. But here’s the curious thing: When it comes to the hardest, most miserable part of campaigning — fundraising — women do just as well as men.
Study after study shows this, but it wasn’t always that way. Efforts over the past 30 years to teach women how to raise money and give money have helped them catch up to men as powerhouse fundraisers.
Even with ample evidence that women can raise just as much money as men in general elections, a lot of women say asking for money is what they dread most about running for office.
“I mean, I think about when I was a Girl Scout, right? And I did not want to sell those cookies because it was so hard to ask people to buy!” said Sara Eskrich, whose first campaign will be for city council in Madison, Wis.