IGNITE, an acronym for Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution, is a network of girls and women who dream big dreams. The women work with technology in nearly every imaginable sector of the work world. The girls - typical high school students trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives - use familiar technology everyday (cell phones, video games, the Internet), but most have never considered careers that envision, develop, market, sell, apply, or rely on these and other technologies. When the women share their personal stories with the girls, sparks of curiosity, knowledge, hope, and possibility are ignited. The synergy generated by this interaction soon has the girls blazing paths to previously unimagined futures of their own.
Intel is known as a leader of innovative technology. Intel is commited to employing diversity to create market-driving products and technology designed to make a difference. Intel supports the Award for Aspirations in Computing, AspireIT, and the pipeline of future tech talent they nurture. Along with HP, Intel was involved in NCWIT's Image Strategist staff position and provided support to the K-12 Alliance, which is working to advance the image and teaching of computing at the K-12 level. The Women at Intel Network (WIN) is a valuable resource to expose members to a diverse group of individuals and ideas. WIN aims to establish an environment where expansion of the company is growing and learning is continuous.
Lisa Neal-Graves, Bev Crair, Alyson Crafton
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE helps educators around the world connect with information, people, and organizations. An organization of great diversity, ISTE presents ground-breaking educational technology books and programs; holds professional development workshops, forums, and symposia; and researches, evaluates, and publicizes findings regarding educational technology on an international level.
Iridescent is a science-education nonprofit that helps engineers, scientists and high-tech professionals bring cutting edge science, technology and engineering to high school girls, and underprivileged minority children and their families. Iridescent's mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.