IGNITE Awards & Recognition

We are proud to have received national and international recognition for the IGNITE program. The awards we have been honored with are a reflection of the significant impact this program has had on thousands of girls. Since 1999, the program has touched many lives; from the individual volunteers, corporate sponsors, district staff, and most importantly our 35,000+ IGNITE girls.


Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring  

National Science Foundation & The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

June, 2018

KIRO Radio and WSECU Hometown Hero, Cathi Rodgveller


December, 2018

KIRO 7 News Interview with Cathi Rodgveller

KIRO 7 News

April, 2018

IGNITE Interview for iHeartMedia Radio Stations



July, 2018

USA Today Article on IGNITE

Teaching for the Future: Steering Girls to Science– October, 2012

Cathi Rodgveller on WIT Panel
Seattle WIT Regatta

April, 2018

Unsung Hero Award

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)


Gender Equity Award 2002



Social Impact Award 2012

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

August, 2012

CenturyLink Service Award2013


April, 2002

ACTE Article

Igniting Women’s Passion For Careers in Stem

April, 2012

21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award

Women eNews


Programs and Practices that Work Award

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

March, 2007

World of Difference Award 2011

The International Alliance for Women

October, 2011

Seattle Times Article

IGNITE Group Introduces Teenage Girls to High-Tech

December, 2007




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