IGNITE Chosen as International Program for Girls in STEM

In 2006, IGNITE was chosen by the World Affairs Council and State Department to teach international leaders how to educate girls about technical careers in their countries. Since this time, IGNITE’s Founder, Cathi Rodgveller, has met with hundreds of leaders from around the world and helped them establish the program in their communities.

Since starting, IGNITE Worldwide has held numerous workshops with delegations of international leaders to discuss the importance of bringing young women into education and careers in STEM fields. Workshops go into depth about how to implement the IGNITE program in communities around the world. IGNITE Worldwide provides the program free of cost in efforts to inspire and empower girls around the world.

Below is a partial list of international IGNITE workshops held since launching the partnership with the World Affairs Council and State Department in 2006.

October 2006: Educators and Business Executives Near East and North Africa Delegation 

April 2007: Delegation of Business, Civic and Educational organizations including representatives from Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen

April 2008: Young Economic and Business Leaders Delegation

June 2008: Tunisia, Tunisian Digital Cultural Association

November 2008: Egypt, United Arab Emirates

July 2009: Delegation including representatives from Tunisa, Trinidad, Lebanon, Phillippines, Mexico, Panama, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Sierra Leone, Harare, Lagos, Brazil, Turkey, Liberia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Ethiopia, and Kosovo

August 2009: Delegation from the Republic of Korea

June 2010: Delegation including representatives from Cambodia, Egypt, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, and Thailand

July 2010: Delegation including representatives from Latin America Delegation Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Uruguay

October 2010: Delegation including representatives from Albania, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Phillippines, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, and United Kingdom. Click here to read a press release from this event.

February 2011: Delegation including representatives from North Africa, and Near East Delegation, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Territories and Yemen

April 2011: Delegation of representatives from India. Delegates were nominated by the U.S. Embassy in India as upcoming leaders in their field and invited to the US as guests of the Department of State

March 2015: Delegation including representatives from Guyana, Israel, Jamaica, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

August 2015: Delegation of representatives of the Youth Leadership program from Japan and South Korea.

February 2017: Delegation including representatives from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Uganda

April 2017: Delegation including representatives from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan

August 2017: Delegation including representatives from Albania, Egypt, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Liberia, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, China, Romania, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine

October 2017: Delegation including representatives from Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Romania, Swaziland, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and Vietnam

October 2019: Delegation including representatives from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Russia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uganda

Below: Press release from the October 2010 World Affairs Council workshop with IGNITE Worldwide

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