Panel at Decatur High School


December 7, 2018, Federal Way Public Schools’ Decatur High School hosted four amazing panelists.

The panelists included Marta Smith from Amazon, Kelli Rodriguez from SkyKick, Rachel Pepple and Jaq Evans from ExtraHop. We had over 30 diverse scholars attend the event. The panelists stated that they were impressed by the questions the scholars asked, they also appreciated the beautiful center pieces they got to take home designed and created by our Horticulture class.

After attending this event:


of girls/non-binary students are more interested in STEM


of girls/non-binary students want to continue attending IGNITE events 


of girls/non-binary students want to study harder to attend college and further their education

Here’s what the students had to say:

“I learned to never say no and always set your goals.”

–  12th grade


The talking about sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, it helped me understand the struggle better.”

–  10th grade


“I enjoyed learning about their experiences growing in their company.”

–  12th grade


“I enjoyed hearing their stories and the real things that go on as a women in the workplace.”

–  10th grade


“It inspired me to find what career I like.”

–  10th grade


“I liked the discussion about harassment in the workplace. It inspired me to build my confidence so that I can effectively stand against that sort of behavior. “

–  12th grade


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