Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 - 2:30 p.m. UTC 

Hosted at Texas Woman's University, 304 Administration Dr, Denton, Texas 

Join us for an action-oriented conference focused on strategies for stepping up and owning your political power.

Local elected leaders and politically ambitious young women will share how to best position yourselves as public leaders. You will leave inspired, activated and ready to run!

Ticket Tiers

  • High School Students - Free with student id
  • College Students - $10 with student id
  • Educators & Non-profit leaders - $20 (Fee waiver if accompanying a group of students)
  • General admission - $75
  • VIP admission - $125 


2018 Conference Speakers



Workshops from our 2017 Conference - 2018 workshop information coming soon
  • Immigration, Part II
  • Voter Outreach
  • Boards and Commissions
  • Student Leadership Panel
  • Bring it to the Table Screening
  • Campus Carry
  • Women in Law Enforcement
  • Financing Political Ambition
  • Careers in Politics
  • Telling Your Story
  • Activism: Plug Into Community Service

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors





Sponsorship Opportunities 

The time is now to inspire and activate the next generation of women leaders. We invite you to join us as a partner in this worthwhile and energizing community event. Learn more about IGNITE's sponsorship opportunities and contact with any question.

 Photos from the 2017 Conference at Southern Methodist University







More photos on Facebook.


Meet our Keynote Speaker

Representative Nicole Collier, Texas House of Representatives, District 95


Follow Representative Collier on Twitter @nicolecollier95

Nicole Collier is a respected attorney, small business owner, grandmother and mother of three who has spent her life working to obtain the American Dream. Nicole was raised in a family with vision and a dedication to service. Her grandfather, Walter B. Johnson, Sr., a World War II veterans, started his career as a hostler for a local railroad company, and later went on to work for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing as a janitor. After years of hard work and determination, Walter rose to become one of the first African-American plate printers at the Bureau, landing him on the front cover of Jet Magazine. 

Nicole’s father, Rolland Johnson, Sr., started working at the Bureau following a tour in the U.S. Navy. While attending Howard University in Washington, D. C., Rolland worked nights as an apprentice plate printer, and eventually retired lead foreman. Both Rolland and his father Walter were proud members of the plate printer’s union. Meanwhile, Nicole’s mother, Shirley Johnson, dedicated her life to serving children in many youth ministries and caring not only for her children and grandchildren but for many local neighborhood children. 

Nicole herself was born with the same vision and determination as her predecessors. As a single mother before finishing high school, both her faith and her family bolstered her to continue her education all the way through law school graduation. Nicole graduated from the University of Houston and married her soulmate Gary “Big C” Collier shortly thereafter. Gary and Nicole established their home in Fort Worth, Texas, and for the last sixteen years, Nicole has been a tireless legal advocate for individuals and families in the Texas court systems and has now taken her passion to the state capitol.

Nicole is the first African-American woman to represent House District 95 in Tarrant County. 
In the 84th Texas Legislature, Representative Collier served as Vice-Chair of the General Investigating and Ethics Committee and was a member of the Select Committee of Federal Environmental Regulation, Public Health, Business and Industry Committees. The Representative will be working on legislation this session to eliminate credit checks on certain employment applications, limit the collection of so-called “zombie debt”, expand paid sick leave, and ensure our children have clean drinking water at school.




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