Kirsten knows that women who make an impact on our country all start by simply believing they can.
Getting off the sidelines is a state of mind. More women need to embrace the fact that their voice matters and that they can make a difference, with their vote, with their advocacy, with their candidacy.
More women must get off the sidelines and make a difference in their community. Whether it's in the classroom, the boardroom, Congress or at home, it's crucial that more women adopt this philosophy to affect change in ways both big and small. Because if they don't, decisions will be made without them that they won't like the outcome of.
Women have the power to shape the future, it's just a matter of getting off the sidelines and getting involved.
That's why Kirsten has launched OffTheSidelines, to make more women aware of the need to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives every day. Kirsten wants to let women know that their voice matters, to give them the resources to start to get more involved and tell the inspiring stories of women who already are.
Kirsten spoke about the importance of women getting off the sidelines during her EMILY's List Live Facebook chat with Stephanie Schriock in May, 2011:
Also, watch Kirsten speak about the need for more women in power with Tina Brown and Mika Brzezinski at the Women In The World conference in March, 2011.