“I really enjoyed the panel. I feel that as a woman, my world just got a little bit bigger and I have opportunities no matter what my circumstances. Thank you!” -Chenoa, 11th Grade Inspire more girls to pursue STEM opportunities

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The IGNITE program is award winning and effectively increases awareness and interest in STEM careers among girls.

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Our volunteers range from sharing their career journeys in technology, to becoming regular mentors inspiring girls to explore opportunities in STEM. “So many of these girls are like me. They are bright & curious, but so involved with trying just to

The IGNITE Mission

IGNITE’s mission is to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities. IGNITE lights them up. Girls in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds interact with professional women in technology careers during the school day. Girls glimpse themselves as innovators and entrepreneurs through stories of successful women who work and live in their communities. Working with teachers, IGNITE increases girls’ interest and participation in computer science and engineering classes.

Why “IGNITE Worldwide”?

 IGNITE has been volunteering at the World Affairs Council for many years. Many teachers and educational leaders visit our country and want to know about girls programs they can replicate in their own communities. IGNITE has offered workshops and the program at no cost for any community in the world who has that need and cannot afford to pay for it. We have established flourishing IGNITE chapters in Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana. After years of offering workshops at the World Affairs Council, IGNITE can be proud of the name- IGNITE Worldwide!