Following the announcement of our shutdown on August 4 2015, the Ada Initiative is no longer accepting donations.
Thank you for your support over the past four years!
Continue to support women in open technology and culture
You can still take action to support women in open technology and culture! Here are some of the things you can do:
- Sign up for or spread the word about the upcoming Impostor Syndrome workshops in Oakland or Sydney
- Sign up for or spread the word about Ally Skills Workshops, eg at LinuxCon Chicago
- Advocate for a code of conduct in your community
- Advocate for an anti-harassment policy at your conference
- Use the AdaCamp Toolkit to start new events or make existing events better
- Support women and other oppressed people entering your community by impostor syndrome-proofing it: documenting your norms, providing mentoring for newcomers, and encouraging a supportive style of collaboration.
- Suggest women or members of underrepresented groups to be speakers and panelists at events you attend
- Support Outreachy with mentorship, sponsorship, or donation
- Support Black Girls Code and similar organizations by donating or volunteering
- Join or donate to feminist hackerspaces
- Ask your employer to support the Recurse Center
- Ask your employer to sponsor a feminist event for women in an open technology and culture field
- Ask your employer to review their hiring process and their HR practices to support employees who are women or members of other underrepresented groups
- Ask your employer to run unconscious bias training
- Ask your employer to only sponsor events with anti-harassment policies
- Ask events you attend to adopt inclusive practices such as access lanes, childcare and travel grants
- Push the Overton Window by advocating for “extreme” positions supporting women in open technology and culture (remember: once, conference anti-harassment policies were extreme)
- Start your own brand — start your own company or activist group making change for women in open technology and culture