IGNITE Worldwide is the answer
to achieving gender equity in STEM.
The world is missing out on the talent of women, especially women of color, who are not fairly represented in STEM fields. This is reflected in the worsening gender inequity seen in many STEM fields. IGNITE is changing these statistics every day through our award-winning program, and we need your support to expand our impact.
WHY SUPPORT IGNITE WORLDWIDE?
STEM fields are among the fastest growing careers in the world, but women are being left behind.
of engineers are women
of people in computing are women
We envision a world where every girl* has IGNITE Worldwide at their school. All girls* deserve equal access to STEM education during their school day, so they are aware of STEM opportunities and have the social and cultural capital to secure and thrive in a STEM career. IGNITE Worldwide promotes economic equality and workforce development by cultivating a diverse pipeline of talent and supporting a sustainable future for IGNITE Students and their families.
IGNITE Worldwide is the answer to achieving gender equity in STEM. IGNITE works directly with educators to connect girls* with STEM opportunities during the school day. Our award-winning Program offers a variety of interactive events featuring STEM professionals** who represent IGNITE Students’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
*We serve girls, young women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, and genderqueer students.
**We encourage women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, and genderqueer volunteers.
How does IGNITE Worldwide work?
LAUNCH IGNITE AT a SCHOOL
INSPIRE GIRLS TO PURSUE STEM
9 of 10
girls served by IGNITE attend Title 1 schools, where 40% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Improving the gender balance
IGNITE provides teachers with the tools they need to attract and retain girls and nonbinary students in STEM classes. See the comparison of female enrollment in computer science and engineering courses before and after IGNITE.
Data based on a 2013-2017 study conducted in Seattle Public Schools.
Awards, Recognition, and Media
GeekWire Awards 2021 Winner
Cathi Rodgveller, STEM Educator of the Year
Grand Stevie Award Winner and Winner of 10 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
World Affairs Council “Community Spotlight Series” feature on IGNITE Worldwide’s international chapters