IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

Meet Our Founder


anne.png As a young woman, Dr. Anne Moses, IGNITE’s Founder & President, watched as Anita Hill was eviscerated by an all-male Senate judiciary committee on national television. In that moment, she realized that until women have equal power, their rights will be ignored. After many years working in the women’s political equity space it became clear to Anne that to achieve parity we must reach women younger, to build a pipeline of next generation leaders who are ready to run for office.

And so she started IGNITE, to build political ambition when girls and young women are forming their identities and aspirations, and to forestall the fact that, without a significant intervention, the United States won’t reach gender parity for at least another century.

Since our inception in 2010, we have established powerful evidence that IGNITE’s model builds political ambition in young women. We have also learned that programming is not enough: we need inspiring messages consistently reinforced and reflected in our culture – messages which convey and compel young women to be politically motivated, and to declare their political ambition. Please join IGNITE as we create a world where women own their fair share of political power.

Meet the rest of our team.

What is IGNITE?


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