Erin Vilardi is the Founder and Director of VoteRunLead, a national organization leveraging technology and training to accelerate the number of women in political leadership. She first launched VRL as Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project, establishing the largest national political training program readying women for public office and civic life, and training over 15,000 women. She serves as the Leadership Development Consultant for the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she developed the Athena CORE10© – an innovative set of leadership competencies for 21st century women leaders based on the latest research and gender analysis. She is proud to work with a range of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, global girls’ initiatives and the U.S. Department of State, reaching women leaders in a dozen international cities. Vilardi serves on the Advisory Board of Girl Meets World, the New American Leaders Project, Democracy.com, and is the New York Delegate for Vision 2020, a 50-state initiative to increase women in leadership by the year 2020. She has appeared on CNN, BBC, and Fox News and in numerous international and domestic articles on women and leadership, and is a producer on All About Ann, a documentary on the former governor of Texas, Ann Richards.