This section provides information about the women in the 2024 presidential election, including an updated list of women who have formally declared major-party candidacies. Also available via Presidential Watch: history of women running for president and vice president; and relevant resources and reports on gender in presidential elections 2020 and 2016. While CAWP provides information about women running for the nation’s highest office, we do not support or endorse any candidate.
Major-Party Women Presidential Candidates in 2024
Announced Candidacy February 14, 2023
Former Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from January 2017 to December 2018. Prior to being appointed UN Ambassador by President Donald Trump, Haley served as South Carolina's first woman governor from 2011 to 2017. Haley, who is Indian-American, is also the first and only Asian American woman to serve as a U.S. governor. She served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.
Announced Candidacy March 4, 2023
Marianne Williamson is an author, lecturer, entrepreneur and activist. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a volunteer food delivery program that serves homebound people with AIDS and other life challenging illnesses. She is also the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots education and advocacy organization supporting peacebuilding projects. Williamson announced her bid for the Democratic nomination for President in January 2019, but she ended her campaign on January 10, 2020 prior to any primary contests. In 2014, she unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in California.