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Shine The Light

Shine the Light on women who are shaping the Internet.

Thanks to their courage and persistence we have come this far. But the time is now for even MORE voices to be heard. Let’s open the doors to the Internet’s future.

Share Your Stories

We’re celebrating brilliant and gutsy women around the world making the Internet a safer and more trusted place. Know someone doing the same?

#ShineTheLight and join SIG Women!

Meet the women and girls of Shine The Light

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Become A Member

Join the Internet Society and meet women and girls around the world who are changing the online world.

Join A Chapter or Start A Special Interest Group

If you’re an Internet Society member contact your local Chapter, Special Interest Group, or start one. Being part of a Chapter gives you access to a team of people working towards finding local solutions where you live.

Join SIG Women

SIG Women’s main interest is in the work and empowerment of women in technology issues. It seeks to be a neutral space for projects, initiatives, and stakeholders that advocate for greater inclusion of women in technology and contribute to gender equality in the field.

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Apply for the Beyond the Net funding

Do you have a great idea to change the world using the Net? Would 30K help? Find out how to fund your project through Beyond the Net.

Apply for one of the Internet Leadership programmes

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    IGF Ambassadors Programme

    The Ambassador programme involves members in the Internet Society's global engagement activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to IGF meetings.

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    Fellowship to the IETF Programme

    Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF are for Internet Society members from emerging or developing economies who have the technical skills and experience to contribute to the work of the IETF.

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    Youth@IGF Program

  • Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Programme category image

    Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Programme

    The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme helps Internet professionals between the ages of 20 and 40 to develop their leadership potential.