IGNITE Panelist Training

IGNITE Panelist Training: How to Help Girls* Relate to Your Story

Speaking on an IGNITE panel is a process of self-reflection. Our short training will prepare you for what to focus on so you can create an emotional connection and inspire girls* with your story!

*We serve girls, young women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, and genderqueer students
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For example: "Growing up, I never imagined myself in a STEM career. My parents didn't attend college and both work blue collar jobs, so I always assumed I would end up working hospitality or some other "traditional" low-paying job. I took a coding class in high school because my friends were enrolled, and immediately fell in love! I'm so glad I took that chance; it changed my life! College wasn't easy and I didn't get the best grades, but I kept working at it and got an amazing job right after graduation."

See visual aid examples here: IGNITE Visual Aid Guide

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Next steps:

  1. Sign up for a Panelist Coaching Session before your first IGNITE Event
  2. Download our Panelist Guide. In addition to watching the video, download our written Panelist Guide to reference as you practice your story
  3. View Visual Aid Examples. Choose 1-2 (or more!) examples to incorporate into your story
  4. Sign up for more IGNITE Events! Go to https://www.igniteworldwide.org/volunteers/ to see all available volunteer opportunities. Register to speak on a Virtual Panel by clicking the event title and then booking 1 Panelist ticket. You will receive an email confirmation with the event details.
  5. Be sure to sign up for our Volunteer Mailing List!