The Ada Awards are an initiative of the Digital Leadership Institute, a Brussels-based international NGO with a mission to promote inclusive digital transformation by bridging 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, and aim to recognise outstanding girls and women in digital sectors globally and the organisations that support them. The Ada Awards are affectionately named after the first-ever computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, Lady Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace.
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. Since 2012, 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.
If you or your organisation would like to partner with the Digital Leadership Institute in promoting the mission of the Ada Awards in Europe, Africa, Asia or the Americas, or if you would like to sponsor the Ada Awards, please contact us!