It takes strength, commitment, and guts to run for any political office. Aim’s new podcast Run Like a Girl seeks to destroy the notion of weakness that is historically associated with this phrase by showcasing the strong female leaders in different levels of Indiana government. Join us as we shatter the myths about female leaders, dig deep into their challenges and advantages, understand what resources are needed to attract more women to these roles, and take back the misconception that running like a girl is a bad thing.

On today’s episode, Aim COO Jennifer Simmons is joined by three female state government affairs reporters. Niki Kelly is editor-in-chief of and has covered Indiana politics and the Indiana Statehouse since 1999. Kaitlin Lange is the IndyStar politics and government editor. She previously worked as a senior investigative reporter at State Affairs and before that as a Statehouse reporter for IndyStar and Evansville Courier & Press. Lesley Weidenbener is editor of the Indianapolis Business Journal, after more than 20 years covering politics and government for several news organizations.

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