Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh

January 30, 2015

Pre-Conference Session: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Women of Color in Pennsylvania Politics

January 31, 2015

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women


Chatham University – Shadyside Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

Registration Fee


*Registration fee includes Pre-Conference; if you would like to attend only the Pre-Conference, the fee is $25

**Ready to Run™ Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the program.


If you are interested in attending Ready to Run™ please call: 412-365-1878.


Featured Trainer

Chris Jahnke

Chris Jahnke has spent the past 20 years helping people from all walks of life stand and deliver before audiences large and small. A Washington, D.C. based speech coach Chris prepped First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech and Al Franken for his U.S. Senate debates.

A political communications specialist, Chris has coached more women elected officials and candidates than any other trainer.  She was an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and every four years Chris is back stage at the Democratic National Convention helping dozens of party leaders, celebrities, and real people look good on TV.

Chris has worked with women CEO’s at companies as diverse as National Geographic Channel and NASCAR. She provides strategic message development to leading nonprofits including:  The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Cornell University; Economic Policy Institute; Emily’s List; Greenpeace; International Rescue Committee; Open Society Institute; Union of Concerned Scientists; and United Nations Population Fund.

Released in September 2011, Chris’s first book The Well-Spoken Woman: How to Look and Sound Your Best is available online. For more info –


Keynote Speaker

Allyson Schwartz

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is currently serving her fifth term representing Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. During her time in Congress, Representative Schwartz has served on the Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee. She co-founded the Healthcare Innovation Task Force as well as the Academic Medicine Caucus. Recently, Rep. Schwartz was a candidate in the 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Primaries.

Prior to her service in Congress, Schwartz was a leading healthcare executive in Philadelphia. From 1990 to 2004, she served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. She earned a B.A. from Simmons College and a Masters of Social Work from Bryn Mawr College.


Program support offered by:

Eileen Fisher

Hillman Foundation

Program Partners:

Interbranch Commission

Women in the Law Division

Media Sponsor: