Everything is changing. And this is our moment to shape what comes next.
In the early days of the Internet, we had an opportunity to build a new sector; a more just and equitable sector; a space where women, regardless of skin color, received the same pay and progression as their male peers; and lay the foundation for more people having greater access to the world’s capital.
Is this the opportunity to restructure the future of [tech, society, government, education]?
Ada’s List, the global community of women and who work in and around the internet, thinks it is. The foundations upon which have shifted dramatically since COVID-19 impacting just about every aspect of just about every business.
Introducing the Ada’s List ReStructure Series: a rolling series of talks to discuss and proactively work through some of the biggest issues coming out of the events happening right now.
Each talk focuses on big, structural change and how each of us can contribute and here's our current lineup:
On White Privilege: Getting uncomfortable with our privilege, bias, and 3 actions to take: an event to keep focused on dismantling racist structures. (RSVP now)
Life Right Now: Working from home in a pandemic: How and where will people do their jobs? How might we identify new ways of working that don’t set women back? How can women be physically safe and, if not, how can their community support them?
Rethinking the role of government in a COVID and post-COVID world: How can they invest, regulate, and create space for all to thrive on the internet? What can governments do to support women and people of color in tech (and every sector)? Are there new departments we should be creating? What policies should we be advocating for, writing, or rethinking?
We don’t pretend to have any of the answers to the questions we are posing - but working with our brilliant panelists and audience members, we want to rewrite the codes and create new frameworks for how we move forward. And frankly, we’re sick of seeing old, white guys answering the questions on TV, and so we’re going to propose something different: all women answering questions and building the future.
We also want our members to get involved and tell us what they’d like to hear and talk about at these events - fill out our form now to suggest a topic or panelist you’d like to hear from or nominate yourself as a panelist for one of our events.
Want to be a part of the ReStructure and help build something new? Here’s how you can join us:
Sponsor our ReStructure Series - Ada’s List wouldn't be possible without the support of our awesome sponsors. We always ensure our sponsorships are meaningful for both parties, but don’t take our word for it, see how Spotify find sponsoring our conference last year. Ada’s List wouldn't be possible without the support of our awesome sponsors. All proceeds from the ReStructure Series support running the community and speaker honorariums. Interested in sponsoring? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
RSVP for the first event, On White Privilege: Getting uncomfortable with our privilege, bias, and 3 actions to take: an event to keep focused on dismantling racist structures. July 2, 4-6pm UK time, zoom. Tickets are free; all donations going to Black-owned organizations.
Suggest a talk - applications for panelists and suggestions for topics are ongoing , with events announced on a rolling basis
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