Erin Vilardi

Founder & CEO

Erin Vilardi is the Founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead Action, working to achieve women’s majorities at every level of government. Erin is an expert speaker on democracy and leadership development. With two decades of experience in women’s leadership, social change, and cross-sector impact, she has a proven record of creating positive results for women in the public and private sectors and with partners from Fortune 100 companies, global girls’ initiatives, and the U.S. Department of State.

She also serves on advisory boards for the Brennan Center for Justice and Represent Women, and is an inaugural Democracy Entrepreneurship Fellow with Keseb. Erin has appeared multiple years at the Skoll World Forum and on the mainstage at Personal Democracy Forum. She has been interviewed on CNN, BBC, Fox News, NY1 and many local news outlets. Her writing has appeared in The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, New York Magazine and more.

In March 2023, Erin was spotlighted by philanthropist Melinda French Gates as one of “5 Women Showing What Progress Looks Like,” and Pivotal Ventures continues to be one of Vote Run Lead’s most significant partner organizations.

Erin’s team includes:

Jacquie Ferreira, Chief Operations Officer
Sabrina Shulman, Chief Political Officer
Cheryl Waide, Chief Communications Officer

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