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Shine The Light

Join us on International Women’s Day and Shine the Light on women who are shaping the Internet.

Thanks to their courage and persistence we have come this far. Let’s open the doors to the Internet’s future and listen to different voices. The Time is Now for even MORE voices to be heard.

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?

This International Women’s Day, shine the light on the incredible women you know who are using technology to make an impact. Join the #ShineTheLight TweetChat with @SIGWomenISOC on March 8th… then 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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    The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme

    The Internet Engineering Task Force 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.

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    IGF Ambassadors Programme

    The IGF 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.

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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.