NASHVILLE, TN — On Saturday, VoteRunLead, WeWork and Facebook will host a National Training for women in 20 cities across the United States, including Nashville, Tennessee.

The one-day training in Nashville will be held at WeWork East on Woodland street from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The ‘Run As You Are’ training is designed to empower women to run as they are and to build a campaign based on their own passion, ideas and values. VoteRunLead (VRL) wants women to know that their lived experiences are what makes them powerful. Attendees will be equipped with the tools and know-how they need to enter politics with a purpose.

VRL trains women to run for office. And win. With more than 33,000 women trained to run for office, VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country and 95% of alums who won in 2018 were elected to state and local office.

VRL puts women first and party affiliation second. As a nonpartisan organization, VRL is approachable to women on both sides of the aisle, at all levels, all ages, and all locations.

VRL not only wants women to run for office but to be a part of the pipeline of operatives outside of the traditional party structure.

Some of this year’s Nashville facilitators and speakers include Judge Allegra Walker, Division IV, Metro Nashville & Davidson County Judge; Sharon Roberson, President and CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee; Brenda Gadd, advocate for women, equity and progressive policies; Kristal Knight, Political Director for Priorities USA;  London Lamar, District 91 representative; and Zulfat Suara, Metro Council at-large candidate.