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Women make up 51% of the population but are dramatically underrepresented in political leadership.

IGNITE solves this problem by building a movement of young women who are ready to own their fair share of political power.

If women don't run for office, these absurd opinions could become reality. WATCH:




Fired Up with Chelsea Handler

Each year IGNITE celebrates phenomenal women who exemplify our mission. This year we are thrilled to have powerhouse comedian and author, Chelsea Handler, who pressed pause on her television career in 2017 to focus on political activism. Join IGNITE on June 13 in San Francisco, and ambitious young women, for a conversation with Chelsea about the future of civic engagement, leadership and why now is the time for young women to step into political power. 





Declare your Ambition

I intend to run for office or encourage a young woman to run.

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Start a College Chapter

Organize civically oriented and politically ambitious young women on your campus.

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Attend an Event

Network with politically ambitious women at an IGNITE conference or local gathering.

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IGNITE will train 5,000 young women in communities across the United States during the 2017/2018 academic year.


Join us! Stay connected to a movement of young women eager to become the next generation of political leaders.


IGNITE launched and piloted our work in three inaugural states: California, Texas, and Colorado where we continue to incubate, test and deliver new and existing programs for replication across the country. Learn more about our model here.


IGNITE was founded in the Bay Area. Today we train over 1,000 students annually through a robust network of high school and college chapters in northern and southern California.



IGNITE trains young women at over 25 high schools and colleges in the Dallas/Forth Worth, Houston and Austin areas. Participants learn from elected leaders and exercise their civic leadership.



We run high school programs and hosts college chapters for politically ambitious students in Denver and Fort Collins areas. IGNITE also hosts a shadow day at the state capitol.




“I intend to run for office or encourage a young woman to run.”

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