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Erin Vilardi

Erin Vilardi

New York

Founder and Director


Erin Vilardi is the founder and executive director of VoteRunLead, a national organization leveraging technology and training to accelerate the number of women in political leadership. She first launched VoteRunLead as vice president of program and communications at The White House Project, establishing the largest national political program readying women for public office and civic life, training over 15,000 women. She co-authored The Athena CORE10©: Reimagined Leadership – an innovative set of leadership competencies for the 21st century – with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

She has served as a leadership development consultant for a range of clients including Fortune 100 companies, global girls' initiatives and the United States 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, and is the New York Delegate for Vision 2020, a 50-state initiative to increase women in leadership by the year 2020. She is a producer of All About Ann: Governor Richards and the Lonestar Star, a forthcoming documentary about the late pioneering governor. She has appeared on CNN, BBC, Fox News and her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and in numerous international and domestic publications on women, politics, and leadership.