Want social change? Run for office!

I wrote a post for Forbes! Check it out :)

My goal was to inspire ambitious women in their 20s and 30s to participate in government and consider career paths within elected office, starting at the local level. I decided to keep it nonpartisan, but the obvious subtext is that Clinton’s loss should be a call to action for the rest of us (including people of other ages and genders). Participation in government is always important, and state and local governments will have a particularly vital role to play in the near term in resisting Trump’s federal government. Also, I got to sneak in a bit of a rant about how startups are not the only, and hardly ever the best, way to “change the world.”