Girls Exploring Tech! IGNITE Panel at Renton Technical College

Many thanks from the GET! team from your participation in this morning’s opening ceremony. Thank you to our partners from Tableau and IGNITE who shared powerful stories and inspired young women to recognize their potential future in a tech career. It was fantastic having representation from Renton School District today, as well as a visitor from City of Renton. Shout out to RTC’s outreach and entry leadership and team for creating a welcoming environment and taking our girls on a campus tour.


Here’s what our girls exploring tech had to say after the panel and campus tour.


“I was impressed by the diversity (in ethnicity, experience, careers) of the women on the panel.”

“A lot of people are going to help me be successful.”

“RTC offers way more courses than I thought…I can earn a bachelor’s degree.”

“I liked that there are female leaders encouraging younger women to pursue a career in STEM.”

“I was impressed by strong female role models…it made me feel hopeful seeing a successful ethnic woman in a technical field.”

“I loved seeing pride flags all over campus!”

“There are hundreds of different careers in computer science and almost every job uses computer science.”

“People are so nice.”