HIGHLIGHT started with an idea… a curiosity… and a question. Like many bigger initiatives and movements, that curiosity led to learning more, connecting, and coming together. Our coming together turned into momentum built on shared and magnified inspiration.
The idea for Highlight was born learning about the tenacious and fierce women who led the women’s suffrage movement 100 years ago securing the right to vote for women in America. The idea was to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment in a way no one could ignore or could soon forget.
Our question.. How could we use skydiving to capture attention to magnify this message? How could we use skydiving to inspire women and girls to live bold brave lives of their own design? Highlight started with a simple brainstorming call with the Women’s Skydiving Network (WSN) that got us on the track of doing one big demonstration jump in Nashville on August 18th, 2020, 100 years to the day the passage of the 19th amendment came down to one vote.
This original idea then expanded with fire and purpose to become the elite all-female skydiving demonstration team that exists today. We have nearly 200,000 jumps among us and each member on average has 20 years in the sport.
In 2020, we will be doing jumps celebrating the 19th amendment centennial across America. In coming years, Highlight intends to magnify other messages that matter, partnering with social impact groups we align with and large-scale outdoor events looking to attract media attention for our shared missions.