Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy: Changing The Face Of Tech

Ada Developers Academy supports women and gender-diverse adults, particularly underrepresented minorities, in technology. Through this proposed project, Ada will expand its immersive coding program nationally.

Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Georgia, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • New York, United States
  • District of Columbia, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • LGBTQ people
  • Women and girls
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

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%), 31% of women feel stuck/unsupported in their careers, and 56% of women quit their jobs by mid-career. Ada advocates for and supports shifting the culture of tech to be more inclusive of women, transgender / gender-diverse, BIPOC, and other underrepresented minorities, narrowing the gap in one of our most economically prosperous sectors. Through this grant we will scale nationally. The end goal is to create a self-perpetuating flywheel that invites women and gender minorities into tech, and retains and grows them into leadership roles, enabling them to hire and develop additional women and gender minorities.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Ada Developers Academy

website: https://adadevelopersacademy.org/
Organization Headquarters
Washington, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$5.1 to 10 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25

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