I am honored to be participating in the IGNITE “Young Women Run” conference series at East Early College High School this weekend. While women make up a majority of the population (51%), they continue to be underrepresented in political leadership. New perspectives are needed in politics, and this can only happen with gender parity in elected office. The Young Women Run conference aims to inspire ambitious young women to position themselves as public leaders. Thank you, IGNITE, for allowing me to participate again this year. I look forward to meeting these motivated young women and hope to see them leading our community in the future!