IGNITE Fellowship Program Description

The IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector is a nine-month leadership development program for mid-career women of color leaders in nonprofit organizations across the United States. 

The program offers Fellows exposure to best practices, processes for building personal and organizational leadership, and opportunities to build and strengthen core management capacities.

In keeping with the mission of the People of Color Leadership Network, the program is located in a social sector context and approached from an appreciative stance – valuing and uplifting the assets each Fellow brings. Furthermore, Fellows have the space to explore facets of their own identity while examining the intersection of identity and leadership.

Program Sponsorship

The IGNITE Fellowship is made possible in part through generous support from American Express. One of American Express' three platforms for its philanthropy is Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the significance of strong leadership in the nonprofit sector, American Express is making grants focused on training high potential emerging leaders to tackle important issues in the 21st century. Learn more here