A short summary of what Ada's List is, for those who want a refresher:
We’re an online community where women who work in tech:
Whatever we’ve achieved so far has happened on a shoestring with the blood, sweat and tears of volunteers who care about making the tech sector a better place for us all.
That’s why we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign. With concrete resources to support us, imagine what more we could achieve.
We know that in an ideal world Ada’s List wouldn’t exist, because there would be no need to fight for gender equality in STEM. But, the truth is the sector is dominated by men. There are not enough women in STEM positions, or on boards of companies. This all adds up to creating a macho-culture which not only impacts what women can sometimes achieve but also influences the end-product built by a company – and things are better when they’re created by a diverse group of people.
A quick summary of some of the things we’ve done:
How can you help?
Just before Christmas, we launched a crowdfunding campaign. We want to raise £25,000 so that in 2017 we can expand Ada’s List.
Anything you can donate will help us kick off a successful fundraiser – thank you! We'd also really appreciate it if you shared it on social media - the more people we can reach, the better for all of us!