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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.

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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.

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.

Become An IETF Fellow

The Internet Engineering Taskforce works to make the Internet better. If you’re a technologist from a developing country you could be eligible to apply for a fellowship to the IETF

Become An IGF Ambassador

The Internet Governance Forum is one of the largest and most open Internet policy meetings in the world. It brings together people from around the world to help share solutions to global Internet policy issues. Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum are young Internet Society members with a passion for Internet policy. We’d love you to apply!

Apply To Be A Next Generation Leader

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

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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 Program

    The Ambassador program involved 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

    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

    This program was a part of the Internet Society and partners’ commitment to ensure that the next generation of Internet leaders were primed to advance an Internet of opportunity for all.

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    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.