How much inspiration do we need?

The balloons are popped, the pundits have weighed in, and Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for President by a major political party. Regardless of your party affiliation, it was hard to come away from last week’s Democratic National Convention without a sense that history was made: a woman has finally pushed through those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. It’s an extraordinary accomplishment, and one that should have the capacity to change the trajectory for gender parity in political leadership across the United States. But will it? 

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Witness the 2016 conventions through the eyes of two politically ambitious young women.

Two accomplished, civic-minded and politically ambitious young women from different sides of the aisle have come together as IGNITE Ambassadors over a shared goal - inspiring more young women to pursue elected office. On behalf of IGNITE National these young women will be attending the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the coming weeks.

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Oh What a Night!

IGNITE’s first ever Girls Rock! event was a huge success thanks to support of our title sponsor AT&T, lead sponsor Norma Stone, our state council, the host committee and additional generous sponsors. Special shout out to our chapter at Ursuline Academy and students Maria Anderson, Laura Arroyo and Celeste Yost for spearheading the planning efforts. 

On June 11th, we shared the mission of IGNITE and the movement we’re building with over 200 people at the Perot Museum. 

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#DeclareYourAmbition

What an amazing day at the White House United #StateofWomen Summit! Twelve hours of inspirational leaders across every single sector - government, business, media, military, and more. The IGNITE team and I were so lucky to have joined thousands of activists from across the country to hear President Obama, VP Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Amy Poehler, founder of IGNITE partner @SmartGirls, and more at this watershed event! I'm still reeling from the sheer volume of information and thoughtful conversations, but here are three big takeaways I left with.

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IGNITE is ready for #StateofWomen: An Interview with Dr. Anne Moses

There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. That's why our President & Founder, Dr. Anne Moses, is off to the White House for The United State of Women Summit. The #‎StateofWomen Summit will rally all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues - including women in politics - we’ll make a powerful difference in our collective future.

In this interview with Dr. Moses she shares her thoughts on why now is the time for women and girls to declare their ambition to run for office.

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Seize the Moment

I had a vision of an army of young women who would rise up and seize political power. Yes, I mean seize, as in forcibly take. And yes, I was advised not to use the word seize, since it has an aggressive connotation. 

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IGNITE California 2016 Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference

The IGNITE California 2016 Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference was a day of inspiration for all in attendance. 

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A Firsthand Glimpse at the Power of IGNITE

As I stepped through the doors of The Village on Saturday March the 5th, I was instantly flooded with emotion and gratitude. A room full of powerhouse women who come together to support and empower one another is something that should never go unnoticed.

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IGNITE Texas 2016 Conference, Our 4th annual Young Women's Political Leadership Conference at Southern Methodist University was a notable success.

Our 4th annual Young Women's Political Leadership Conference at Southern Methodist University was a notable success.

 

 

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Speaking to Ourselves

Last night I was on a panel called "Women in Tech & Politics: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling" with four incredible women who are leaders in their respective fields.

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