In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015, the Digital Leadership Institute and its partners - the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, DIGITALEUROPE, European Centre for Women and Technology, and European Schoolnet - will launch the third edition of the European Ada Awards recognising outstanding girls and women in digital studies & careers in Europe, and the organisations who support them.
The opening ceremony for the 2015 European Ada Awards will feature lightening talks by inspiring Digital Leaders including girls and women in tech from across Europe, past & current Ada Award-winners, and supporters of the Awards from the public and private sectors from Brussels, Belgium, Europe, and beyond.
Inspiring Digital Leader speakers include :
Dr. Dorothy Okello, WOUGNET, 2013 African Digital Woman of the Year
Ms. Esther Roure Vila, Cisco, 2014 European Digital Woman of the Year
Miss Manon Van Hoorebeke, Belgium (11 years old), 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year
Ms. Alexa Joyce, Director of Education Policy, Teaching and Learning at Microsoft
Join us at the new DLI digital innovation centre for girls and women for the opening of online nominations for the 2015 European Ada Awards in the following categories :
2015 European Digital Woman of the Year
2015 European Digital Girl of the Year
2015 European Digital Impact Organisation of the Year
Finger food and refreshments will be kindly provided by Cisco Belux.
International Girls in ICT Day 2015 :
The 2015 European Ada Awards Launch is part of an all-day Digital Leadership Institute celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 that includes the following activities :
17:00-19:00 - g-Hive workshop on "Girls & The Future Internet" : A hands-on workshop for girls*, ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing.
19:00-20:00 - 2015 European Ada Awards Launch & "Inspiring Digital Leaders" Talks, hosted by Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder & Executive Director.
20:00-22:00 - inQube workshop "Quantify Everything" : Third workshop in the Spring 2015 "Build A Kick&ss Online Presence" series for women* by Ms. Selma Franssen, DLI Communications Director & inQube Community Manager.
Volunteering, Donations & Sponsorship :
If you or your organisation is interested in partnering, volunteering, sponsoring girls & women to participate in DLI activities, or would like to support DLI and its mission in other ways, please contact us. Donations to DLI are gratefully accepted and go toward furthering its mission of bridging the gender gap and the digital divide worldwide.
*anyone who identifies as a girl or woman.
Thank you to our 2014-2015 Ada Award Partners & Sponsors !