Belgian Minister De Croo Recognises Top Girls and Women in Tech

On 8 December in Brussels, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo recognised top girls and women in digital fields in Europe and underscored the need for positive role models, coding curriculum and communities of excellence to encourage youth toward digital careers. “Young people need inspiration,” De Croo said in remarks at a ceremony for …


The Ada Awards are an initiative of the Digital Leadership Institute, a Brussels-based international NGO with a mission to bridge the gender gap and digital divide worldwide.  The Ada Awards were launched in 2012 as a pledge to the Grand Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in Europe in partnership with the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, the European Centre for Women and Technology, DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet.  In their first year, the Ada Awards enjoyed the generous patronage of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and UN ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré.

Now in their fourth edition, the Ada Awards have grown in reach and impact every year and, in so doing, have made enormous inroads in achieving their mission – to recognise outstanding girls and women in tech, and the organisations who support them in Europe, Africa and beyond.  Achieving the mission of the Ada Awards is only possible with the invaluable support of our partners and sponsors.

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