Saturday, April 6, 2019


Hosted at East Early College High School in Houston, Texas

Ticket Prices:

  • High School Students (with id): Free
  • College Students (with id): $10
  • Chaperons, Educators: Free
  • General Admission: $75

Meet our Speakers Meet our Elected Guests Agenda 

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

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

Young women’s political leadership conferences are a core component of IGNITE's training strategy. These conferences include skill-building workshops, plenaries on policy topics, roundtable lunch discussions with elected women, and keynote addresses from prominent female political leaders.

Keynote Speakers

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia

Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County


An invitation to Elected Officials 

We invite elected officials to join us and connect with our women for Curated Conversations from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Student moderators sit at each table and facilitate thoughtful conversation between elected officials and 6-8 politically ambitious high school and college students. Your presence as a mentor is invaluable to our young women who plan to run for office one day! Elected officials are specially requested to attend the Curated Conversations lunchtime session but are invited to stay for the entire conference if they wish.

If you are able to join us or would like to receive conference updates unique to Elected Officials, email 

Thank you to the Elected Officials joining us:

  • Senator Carol Alvarado, Texas State Senate, 6th District
  • Marilyn Burgess, Harris County District Clerk
  • Diana Davila, President, Houston ISD, District VIII
  • Dedra Davis, Harris County Judge, 270th Civil Court
  • Tanya Garrison, Harris County Judge, 157th Civil Court
  • Julia Maldonado, Harris County Judge, 507th Family Court
  • Juli Mathew, Fort Bend County Count Judge, Court 2
  • Angela Rodriguez, Harris County Judge, Precinct 6, Place 2
  • Elizabeth Santos, Second Vice President, Houston ISD, District I
  • Rhonda Skillern-Jones, President, Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees
  • Silvia Trevino, Harris County Constable

Thank you, 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 and contact with any questions.