Born in 1815, Ada Lovelace wrote the first ever computer code program to run on a computer.
Each year, on Ada Lovelace Day, events are held around the world to celebrate the achievements of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths.
This 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.
Inspire your Students
In the modern era, the world of technology and computing is a predominantly male dominated field: women represent 47% of the UK workforce but only 13% of the STEM workforce.
Just 1 in 8 jobs requiring advanced STEM skills go to women and yet if women were to participate more fully in STEM employment, the potential contribution to the UK economy is £2 billion
We have made it easy for you to invite a business leader from the field of STEM into your school to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and inspire more girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Book an ALD Event Now
Simply choose the new Ada Lovelace Day event type from the drop down and search for business leaders in your community based on your local labour market information.
Filter by STEM-based curriculum subjects and industries, then choose the date and time that works best with your timetable.
We will do everything else! We handle the invitation, acceptance and briefing process from start to finish. We will brief the speakers on Ada Lovelace Day and give them tips on what to speak about, too!
Add your event to the Ada Lovelace Day events map!
Anybody booking an Ada Lovelace Day event can also register on the official ALD website - this ensures that your event is recorded as part of the celebrations! The Ada Lovelace Day site is also a great place to get more ideas for hosting an exciting event.