Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Ada Developers Academy: Changing The Face Of Tech (Awardee)

Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy supports women and gender expansive adults, particularly from underserved and disinvested communities, in technology through an immersive training and internship program.

Last Updated: January 2022
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Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Current Work Location(s):
  • Washington, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • New York, United States
  • District of Columbia, United States
  • Texas, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • LGBTQ people
  • Women and girls
  • Women
  • Young women
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of South Asian descent
  • People of Southeast Asian descent
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Native Hawaiians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality

Executive Summary

Women represent only 26% of the computing workforce and 11% of senior leadership roles in tech. Only 3% of computing professionals are Black and there are zero Black or Latinx women CEOs of Fortune 500 tech companies. Women's quit rate (41%) in tech is over twice that of men (17%) and 31% of women feel stuck/unsupported in their careers. Ada advocates for and supports shifting the culture of tech to be more inclusive of women, gender expansive, BIPOC, and other underserved and disinvested communities, narrowing the gap in one of our most economically prosperous and culturally influential sectors. Through this grant we will scale our in-person and digital learning models nationally. Our goal is to create a self-perpetuating flywheel that brings women and gender expansive people into tech, retains and grows them into leadership roles, and enables them to hire and develop exponentially more women and gender expansive people.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Ada Developers Academy

website: https://adadevelopersacademy.org
Organization Headquarters
Washington, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
26 to 50
Annual Operating Budget
$5.1 to 10 Million

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