What we do

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CC BY-SA Adam Novak

The Ada Initiative supports women in open technology and culture through activities such as producing codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies, advocating for gender diversity, teaching ally skills, and hosting conferences for women in open tech/culture. Most of what we create is freely available, reusable, and modifiable under Creative Commons licenses.

The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization currently employing two staff and half a dozen contractors. Our ground-breaking work is only possible with the generous support of people like you.

What we’ve accomplished

Since our founding in early 2011, we’ve worked with the community on practical, high-impact programs that directly recruit and retain women in open tech/culture. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far: