I am proud to announce that Afiniti has become a corporate sponsor of Ignite Worldwide, a global nonprofit committed to helping young women and non-binary students pursue a future in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
My history with Ignite spans 3 years, during which I’ve witnessed how their initiatives have made a tangible difference in students’ investment in technical topics.
My Afiniti colleagues and I saw this firsthand a few weeks ago when we hosted [a virtual field trip and Q&A session](/news/detail/ignite-worldwide) with sixteen high school students from Seattle.
With Afiniti’s corporate sponsorship, our collaboration expands to include leadership roles and regular educational events. I am delighted to share that our Chief Customer Officer, Orlando Hampton, and I have joined Ignite’s Executive Advisory Board. Together, we will help shape and support the organization’s sustainability and scalability strategies.
Ignite’s mission to make it easier for girls to build careers in STEM fields is dear to me personally. It’s also important to Afiniti, which continues to prioritize closing the gender gap among its employees, last year adding 110% more women to its global team. By hosting events like virtual field trips, workshops, and panels, we look forward to sparking the interest of girls and non-binary youth from underserved communities in future science and technology careers.
One notable upcoming event is Ignite Worldwide’s annual Virtual Spring Gala, running from May 3-9, 2021. Afiniti is an “Innovator” sponsor of this week-long event, and everyone from Afiniti and beyond is invited to attend. The gala will feature talks, career sessions with senior executives, auctions, and more to help raise awareness about Ignite’s work and build resources for its development and sustainability.
We hope to see you there! Stay tuned for future educational events when the fall school semester begins.
Lindsay Hua is the VP of Global Deployment at Afiniti.