SPS career counselor wins award for contributions to women in technology
Cathi Rodgveller, a career counselor at Seattle Public Schools and founder of IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution) won the Anita Borg Social Impact Award in August for her accomplishments and contributions to women in technology.
The award honors someone who has an impact on the lives of women – and has made a significant impact on the design and use of technology. She will receive the award in a ceremony Oct. 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.
IGNITE is a Seattle based non-profit organization with more than 10 years of history showing young girls the possibilities represented by careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
The program provides toolkits and curriculum which allow educators across the globe to replicate the successful model that thrives in Seattle Public Schools. IGNITE also brings together young women, educators and women professionals who work for local companies and agencies and live in nearby neighborhoods.
Through her roles as a career counselor and IGNITE founder, a news release from the Anita Borg Institute said that Rodgveller impacted the lives of students, exposing them to STEM fields and role models.