Hear from Emerge Vermont alumnae on what made their experience with the program so impactful

“The skill-building with experts, networking, and solidarity with my sisters was transformative. Emerge Vermont played a huge part in my success in fundraising, in engaging voters through strong messaging, in building a highly capable campaign team, and ultimately winning ‘this woman’s’ election by flipping a male, red incumbent seat blue.” —Mari Cordes, 2018 Candidate Boot Camp alum


“Emerge Vermont [was] a tool that helped [me] gain the skills needed to run [my] campaign for state representative….having mentorship and support from [my] fellow Emerge peers made running for office possible.”—Becca White, Emerge Vermont class of 2016

“The Emerge Bootcamp was a transformational three days for me. I started the weekend with the vague hope of running for office someday. I ended the three day training armed with the knowledge, tools, confidence, and sisterhood to make that hope a reality. I would enthusiastically recommend the program to any woman considering a future in Vermont politics.”—Kate Maclean, 2020 Candidate Boot Camp alum