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. 

It was a high energy evening of dancing, mingling and fun. Participants had the opportunity to tour the entire museum, hear Lindsay Hightower and her band perform and danced it out with DJ P. Participants also:

  • Designed a campaign button for future campaigning
  • Participated in a no texting while driving simulator sponsored by AT&T
  • Took patriotic and fun pictures in front of the White House, the Nation’s Capitol, or the American Flag

Check out pictures from the event here

MargoGirls.jpgWhen we were planning the GirlsRock! people asked me, why we were hosting the event at the Perot Museum of Science and Nature. Science and politics are two fields where women’s leadership is dramatically underrepresented. If you can’t see it you can’t be it. I’m proud that we designed an evening where young women were exposed to both science and politics, so they saw first hand how exciting it is to be leaders in either arena. GirlsRock! was a fun-filled, exciting event that included the ideas  of education and enjoyment together. I am looking forward to more events organized by IGNITE, Malvi Mehta, Sophomore at University of Texas at Dallas.

Thanks to all who joined us for the special evening.

As a next step, join our movement at www.ignitenational.org and take the pledge to run for office or encourage a young woman to run. Stay connected with us to learn more about our high school and college programming and look out for announcements about next year’s Girls Rock!



Margo McClinton Stoglin
IGNITE, Texas State Director