It’s Ada Lovelace Day :)
Tomorrow (Thursday, October 13th) is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) which is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson, it is now held every year on the second Tuesday of October. It usually features the flagship Ada Lovelace Day Live! ‘science cabaret’ in London, UK, at which women in STEM give short talks about their work or research in an informal, theatre-like setting*.
There are plenty of exciting things happening in the zoomisphere, but we’re particularly excited about this one right here (and it’s free!):
With keynote speakers Dame Stephanie Shirley & Helen Sharman, this is really a celebration not to be missed. You don’t need to be free the entire day, so you can pop in and out of the event as you please.