Admission to the 5th Annual IGNITE Texas Young Women's Political Leadership Conference is free to all High School students, Parents, IGNITE participants and school staff. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please fill out the form below and check all the boxes that apply to you.Sign up
5th Annual IGNITE Texas Young Women's Political Leadership Conference:
IGNITING the Next Generation of Leaders
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Where: Mack Ballroom at Southern Methodist University
3300 Dyer St.Dallas, Texas 75025
We will be honoring Judge Tonya Parker and John Palter as part of the conference program.
WorkshopsImmigration, Part II
Boards and Commissions
Student Leadership Panel
Bring it to the Table Screening
Women in Law Enforcement
Financing Political Ambition
Careers in Politics
Telling Your Story
Activism: Plug Into Community Service
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
REGISTRATION IS FULL
The IGNITE Texas Young Women's Political Leadership Conference is sponsored by:
Clay and Laura Jenkins Foundation
*For students at Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, see your facilitator for more information about registering.
Keynote Speaker: State Representative Linda Koop
Linda Koop's grandfather opened a small shoe store in Dallas in 1929 and the family business survived the Great Depression and multiple recessions without ever asking for a government handout. Growing up in the shop downtown, Linda knew from a young age the value of personal responsibility and hard work. As part-owner of the family business, Linda learned firsthand the investment it took for a business to be successful and the impact giving a helping hand makes in the community.
Linda and her husband Myron have been married 43 years and have two adult sons, Jason and Jonathan. While their two sons were going through the public schools of Richardson ISD, Linda became invested in her children’s PTA, where she was elected president. Eventually, she became a Texas PTA life member, and still serves our students and teachers today.
In 2005, Linda’s strong community efforts, and advocacy for small business’ success led her to be elected to the Dallas City Council. While in office, Linda authored and successfully passed ground breaking improvements to the city’s infrastructure, business, and youth programs.
In 2015, following her success as a city councilmember, Linda took her efforts to Austin as an elected State Representative. During her first session, Linda was appointed to one of the highest ranking committees, the House Committee on Appropriations, which crafts the state budget for the next fiscal year. As a defender of the free enterprise, she has also helped pass a $4 billion tax cut for our families and job creators – all while balancing the budget. Linda also made sure our families would be protected as she was instrumental in passing the $800 million border security package.
Linda works hard to ensure our community remains at the forefront of public safety, job creation, education, and infrastructure in Texas. Above all, Linda’s number one concern is the safety and prosperity of all our families.
Roundtable Lunch with Women Elected/Public Officials!