Meet our IGNITE Sheroes

They are the STEM professionals, educators, and alumni who have changed the lives of 40,000 girls/non-binary students and counting.

We celebrate each and every one of you!

Click on a photo to read more about each shero's involvement with IGNITE Worldwide.



Laura Butler Technical Fellow & Vice President of Notes at Microsoft.
Charlotte Yarkoni Corporate Vice President-Azure Growth + Ecosystems
Sarah Bird CEO of MOZ
Julie Averill EVP, CTO at lululemon
Cameron Stewart COO at TUNE
Cynthia Tee VP Product Development at PlayFab
Lucas Brown Founder & Chief Product Officer at TUNE, Inc.
Lori Longthorne, ITS Strategic Communications Manager at Alaska Airlines
Larisa Goldin CEO of Dreamclinic, Inc.
Cheryl Ingram, PhD CEO of Diverse City LLC & CEO of Inclusology
Kelly Elston UX Research Leader at Providence Health & Services
Marianne Marck CIO at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Liz Bander Sr Program Manager at Microsoft
Lisa Gifford Director of Corporate Strategy & Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Holly Muenchow Sr Program Manager at Microsoft
Jenn Hunter Program Manager at Microsoft


Logan McKenzie Management Associate at KeyBank
Shilpa Makineni Engineering Team Lead at Redfin


Hillary Prather Software Engineer at TUNE
Ali Wulf Recruiting Program Manager at TUNE
Virginia Bing Owner of Bingnet
Kylie Rassatt Product Manager at Zillow
Shawna Straub Service Operations Manager at REI
Kristi Yankacy SR Engineering Business Programming Manager at Microsoft
Myanna Harris Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services
Karin Mepani Sr. Relationship Marketing Manager at Microsoft
Andreina Vivas Software Engineer at Lenovo
Monica Martin Senior Risk Manager at Microsoft Corporation
Connie Olinde IT Director– Merchandising & Co-op Brands Technology at REI
Marcella Huang Student at Thomas Jefferson HS
Belinda McConnell Principal at Deloitte Digital
Cierra McDonald Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
Chandler Baker Software Development Engineer II at Microsoft
Cathy Moya Program Manager at Microsoft
Megan Olsen Senior Engineering Program Manager at Microsoft
Ed Price Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
Melissa Acton-Buzard Founder and CEO of Chameleon Technologies
Chelsea Behrens Senior Solutions Consultant, SAP Concur
Krys Stensland, Sr. Architect of Business Process, T-Mobile
Ruth Nesbitt, IT Vendor Manager, T-Mobile Team Fusion
Dana Day Passenger Seat Engineer, Boeing Company
Hilary Laney Owner and CEO, Evia Events
Venki Krishnababu SVP of Global Technology Services, lululemon
Rosie Guillero VP of Ways and Means PTSA Bellevue
Sadaf Waheed Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
Kathryn Kelley Office Manager, Best Buy Technology Development Center


Sunitha Muthukrishna, Senior Program Manage


Dr. Susan Enfield Superintendent Highline Public Schools
Dr. Tammy Campbell Superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools
Charissa Eggleston Worksite Learning Coordinator, Federal Way Public Schools
Sammy Anderson Executive Director of College and Career Readiness, Federal Way Public Schools
Karly Feria College & Career Access Specialist Tyee High School
Roderick Booker College & Career Access Specialist Evergreen High School
Michele Amato CTE Broadview Thomson Middle School Seattle Public Schools
Cindy Jamieson Family & Consumer Sciences Nathan Hale High School
Michelle Spenser Career & Technical Education Teacher FCS & GRADS South Lake High School
Julie Gatti Franklin HS Seattle Public Schools
Sydney Cochran College & Career Access Specialist Highline High School
Jane Hendrickson CTE Director Seattle Public Schools
Sara Baker College & Career Access Specialist Highline Public Schools
Devina Khan STEM Computer Essentials Teacher West Valley Junior High School
Jennifer Spigner College & Career Center Specialist, Seattle Public Schools
Lisa Sandoval Interim Associate Dean STEM at Seattle Central College
Maduchukwu Edith Principal Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial International School
Abdulraheem Abdulhakeen IGNITE Chapter Leader Katsina, Nigeria
Stuart Chernis Computer Science and CTE Teacher at Aki Kurose Middle School
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