Global Network of Women in Tech, Ada’s List, announces their 5th Annual Conference

The Conference will feature Baroness Martha Lane Fox to discuss COVID-recovery and a diverse group of leading tech entrepreneurs and female founders in a variety of talks, keynotes and panel events.

For Immediate Release: 12th October 2020

Contact: Nicole Whitelaw

Organisation: Ada’s List

Email: nicole@adaslist.co

Global Network of Women in Tech, Ada’s List, announces their 5th Annual Conference 

The Conference will feature Baroness Martha Lane Fox to discuss COVID-recovery and a diverse group of leading tech entrepreneurs and female founders in a variety of talks, keynotes and panel events

Hackney, London, U.K: Ada’s List have announced their 5th Annual Conf, which will be taking place virtually next Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October from 3pm-7pm on each day.

The conference will feature keynotes, talks and workshops by Ada’s List members who will share their stories of innovation and change, and reflect on how they are changing communities, workplaces, and their industry.

People from all over the world will join to hear Martha Lane Fox discuss the role of government in a post-COVID world, Ada’s List CEO Merici Vinton, Khaleelah Jones, and more - the full lineup can be accessed here

Merici Vinton, CEO and Co-Founder of Ada’s List says: 

“Since its launch on Ada Lovelace Day 2013, Ada’s List has always been about action. This year, we are thrilled to have Baroness Martha Lane Fox join us to discuss ways to identify ways to ensure that the technology sector emerges from COVID not only stronger, but also more equitable for women and people of colour. Also, as a non-profit, COVID has had an impact on our finances, just like everyone else’s. The fact that our members and allies are paying for our Conf demonstrates not only the value of the content we’re providing, but also the strong support they have for our collective mission.” 

Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho and the Chair of the House of Lords Covid-19 Committee, says:

As a long time member of Ada's List, I've always been proud to support the work they do to make a more equitable tech sector in the UK and globally. I'm honoured to speak at the 2020 Conf and look forward to hearing from the brilliant women on the panel about how we can best position the UK tech sector coming out of COVID.

Kelly Earle, Head of Comms & Marketing from FutureGov, a 5-time sponsor says:

We’re proud to continue supporting Ada’s List Conf for the 5th year. Many of our employees, of all genders, have attended year after year and always return energised and enthused for what’s next. Year round, we use Ada’s List as a source of recruitment for great women candidates - we’re big fans of Ada’s List, their Conf, and their Jobs Channel.” 

Lis Blair, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer from Bulb, a 2nd time sponsor, says:

"We're excited to partner with Ada's List at a time where supporting one another, sharing ideas and offering professional advice has never been more important. At Bulb, we're committed to creating jobs and investing in talent and technology that will underpin the growth of the green economy and, as a certified B Corp, we ensure our business meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance. We're looking forward to working with Ada's List to provide women in the tech industry more opportunities to collaborate and progress professionally." 

The Ada’s List Conf features 4 different tracks (channels), which include the following - 

ReStructure and Sustainability - talks and panel events to discuss and proactively work through some of the biggest issues coming out of the events happening right now. 

Marketing and Product - 3 unique talks unlike anything seen at the Ada’s List Conf before 

Career - 4 influential career focused talks, to help you feel empowered about creating impact in your workplace and community.

Tech - 8 inspiring talks focussing on the way that tech can improve our lives both professionally and personally.

As well as the incredible speaker lineup, the Conf features a number of great sponsors including:

Bulb

Citizens Advice

Arm

TrueLayer

Public Digital

Careful Feet Digital

GitHub

Bumble

Convert

Niantic 

FutureGov

Red Badger


Location: Virtual 

Tickets are on sale now and can be bought here right up until the time of the event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adas-list-conf-2020-tickets-118174959485 

Ada’s List Conf is open to the press and press passes are available. Email nicole@adaslist.co to be included.


About Ada’s List

Ada’s List is the place for professional women who work in and around the internet to connect, conspire, and take a stand. Ada’s List is for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and all non-binary, agender and gender variant people.

Ada’s List is a visibility platform and marketplace of 8,000 women globally designed to help members to collaborate and progress professionally. Thousands of women across the world visit the platform every day, engaging with fellow Ada’s because they genuinely care about supporting one another, creating impact in their communities and workplaces, and working to change the tech industry for the better.

Ada’s List hosts a popular Jobs Channel. For more information visit adaslist.co/jobs

Read more about Ada’s List here - https://www.adaslist.co/about

October 12, 2020
Nicole Whitelaw
Marketing and Communications Associate