Last day of fundraising: meet Caroline's $1000 matching donation challenge!

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Ada Initiative matching donor Caroline Simard

Ada Initiative board member and long-time women-in-tech activist and researcher Caroline Simard will match up to $1000 of your donations before midnight tonight US Pacific time (0700 UTC). Donate today and double your contribution with Caroline’s help!

Caroline says: “Open source is lagging behind nearly all other fields in their representation and inclusion of women. For a field at the cutting edge of innovation, this represents a huge loss of talent. The Ada Initiative provides concrete solutions to make open source better for all.

On Monday, Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson offered to match up to $10,000 of your donations in the last three days of our fundraising drive. It took less than two days for our community to step up and donate $10,000. Combined with Sumana and Leonard’s contribution, this took us past our $80,000 goal for the campaign, one day early!

This is the last day of our fundraising drive. The more money we raise during this drive, the longer the Ada Initiative can work before having to raise money again. Thank you so much for your support!

With Caroline’s support and that of our nearly 250 donors to this drive, we’re ready to get started on our 2013 projects. Donate now and join us in helping women in open tech/culture!

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About Caroline

Caroline Simard is passionate about building better workplaces for women and underrepresented minority talent in science and technology fields through evidence-based solutions. She is currently Associate Director of Diversity and Leadership at the Stanford School of Medicine and a STEM diversity consultant. Prior to joining Stanford, Caroline was Vice President of Research and Executive Programs at the Anita Borg Institute, where she led the creation and dissemination of solutions to further diversity in scientific and technical careers in industry and academia, working with executives and faculty of leading technology companies and academic institutions.