Ada Lovelace Day might not happen - they need YOUR help
The brilliant Ada Lovelace Day, set up by Suw Charman-Anderson was founded in 2009 and has been held annually since 2011. Unfortunately the Brexit crunch has meant a huge drop in funding as companies reduce their marketing budgets and this means that the day that celebrates women in STEM might become a thing of the past.
In the decade since it launched Ada Lovelace Day has changed immensely. It’s now a global day of events celebrating and supporting women in STEM with nearly 650 independent events held in 216 different towns or cities, in 38 countries across all major inhabited continents!
For the last eight years they've held Ada Lovelace Day Live, a ‘STEM cabaret’ showcasing some of the most interesting research and work being done by women across the UK.
In an attempt to ensure the future of the day, Suw has launched a GoFundMe campaign to try and raise the £30,000 needed annually to run the day - a figure that's a drop in the ocean to many large companies that like to talk the talk but not actually do a lot to help.
They're also looking for companies who would be willing to sponsor the event to the tune of £1,000 per year. If you're in a position within a company and want to help out you can become a 'Sustaining Sponsor' here.