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What does #IgniteInspiration mean to you?

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The theme for #EmpoweringWomen2024 is #IgniteInspiration. We asked our #EmpoweringWomen2024 Steering Committee what that meant to them and here is what they had to say: 


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Jenny Crozier

Sustainable development, in all aspects of our lives, requires all of us to empower each other to erupt out creative ingenuity.








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Daryl Anne Estill

#IgniteInspiration represents the spark created right before the fire catches. The hope is to be the spark for someone and let them create the fire from it. It’s also about being open to that spark from others and running with it, nurturing and crafting what comes next. Inspiration is only the beginning and it’s up to us to carry the torch from there. I’m reminded of a beautiful quote that goes something like, “When someone is shining bright it does not dim your light. A candle can’t put out another candle, it can only light it, making the whole world brighter.”



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Shannon Bumgarner

For me, #IgniteInspiration means to intentionally spark our fire within.  It calls upon us to listen to our inner voice, the one we often silence if it does not fit with our current journey or society’s expectations.  This ignition is our call to courage; the call to feel our fear and do it anyway.  It is the call to which we must listen if we want to walk in our purpose and serve the world in our highest capacity.




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DeIla Ray

#IgniteInspiration means finding that spark that ignites your passion and sets your soul on fire. It’s about encountering something that motivates you to push your boundaries, chase your dreams, and make a positive impact on the world.


#IgniteInspiration is a call to action, a reminder that we all have the potential to light a fire within ourselves and others. It’s about nurturing our curiosity, the insatiable desire to learn and explore because inspiration often hides in unexpected corners.




#EmpoweringWomen2024 is set and New Orleans, here we come! The 1-day conference features a full day of engaging lectures, discussion panels and interactive breakout sessions covering topics including mentoring and workforce development, negotiations, understanding strengths, and leadership. After the conference portion of the day ends, the Gala begins with our awards celebration highlighting the many women making an impact in industry and our Women in Industry Fashion Show highlighting functional workwear for women in the workforce. Click here to learn more.


Our early bird registration is currently open, and will run through June 3rd. The early bird registration provides conference attendees with a discounted conference & gala registration. This event sells out each year, so be sure to register soon before it is too late!



Check out this article and others like it in our Empowering Women in Industry Digital Magazine.

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