The Ada Initiative is governed by a board of directors, who are responsible for its management.

Our board of directors is:

Valerie AuroraValerie Aurora, Executive Director, the Ada Initiative

Mary GardinerMary Gardiner, Deputy Executive Director, the Ada Initiative

Rachel ChalmersRachel Chalmers, Principal, Ignition Venture Partners

A woman looking seriously into the camera with a black backgroundAlicia Gibb, President, Open Source Hardware Association.

Sumana HarihareswaraSumana Harihareswara, Senior Technical Writer, Wikimedia Foundation.

Photograph of Caroline SimardCaroline Simard, Research Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Photograph of Marina ZhurakhinskayaMarina Zhurakhinskaya, Community Engagement Lead, Red Hat.