Ada Lovelace Day is dependent on the generosity of its partners, volunteers and supporters for survival. We are in the process of updating our prospectus for 2017, so if you would like to sponsor our work, please get in touch.

We would like to thank ARM, the Royal Astronomical SocietyUCL Engineering, Siemens Rail Automationfigshare, MendeleyDigital ScienceAda Diamonds and Meromorf Press for their support of Ada Lovelace Day in 2016, as well as The IET, our venue partner.

Thanks also to Conway HallARM, UCL Engineering, Digital Science, SlackPeerJ, Meromorf PressPresent IndicativeFutureGovNationwide, SparkFun and WPEngine for their support of Ada Lovelace Day 2015.

Venue Partner 2016

The IET logoThe IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. Follow The IET on Twitter: @IETWomenNetwork

Sponsors 2016


ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com. Follow ARM on Twitter: @ARMHoldings


RAS-150kThe Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy and geophysics. It organises scientific meetings, publishes international research journals, awards medals and prizes, maintains a library and archive, supports education through grants and outreach activities, and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 3900 members (Fellows), a third based overseas, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as school teachers, historians of astronomy and others.

This year (2016) the RAS is celebrating the centenary of the election of its first women Fellows with a series of events and publications. In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the Society in 2020, the RAS has launched RAS200, an innovative outreach programme developed to reach out to audiences who do not normally get involved with astronomy and geophysics. The RAS is committed to enhancing diversity throughout the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Follow the RAS on Twitter: @RoyalAstroSoc


One of UCL’s eleven faculties, UCL Engineering consists of 11 departments with staff who undertake research and training across a great range of disciplines. Our scientists and engineers take discoveries from life sciences, pure maths, psychology and many other areas, mix them together, add their own innovations and produce solutions the world needs. Follow UCL Engineering on Twitter: @UCLEngineering


Siemens Rail Automation

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators. Siemens employs over 14,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and Derby. Follow Siemens Rail Automation on Twitter: @siemensuknews


Figshare logo

figshare is a cloud based platform where researchers can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. The platform allows users to upload any file format to be previewed in the browser so that any research output, from posters and presentations to datasets and code, can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow. figshare powers the technology behind the Ada Lovelace Day Media Hub. Follow figshare on Twitter: @figshare


Mendeley logoMendeley is a productivity tool for researchers that combines a reference manager and academic social network. It helps you build and manage a fully searchable library, find new and relevant articles, monitor and showcase your publications, and annotate, share and cite documents. By providing a secure, fast and simple way to stay up to date on literature and share information with other researchers, Mendeley enables easy collaboration and greater productivity. It will also support the search for potential collaborators and new research positions. Follow Mendeley on Twitter: @mendeley_com



Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. We offer a range of scientific technology and content solutions that help make scientific research more efficient. Whether at the bench or in a research setting, our aim is to help to simplify workflows and change the way science is done. We believe passionately that tomorrow’s research will be different – and better – than today’s. Follow Digital Science on Twitter: @digitalsci


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Ada Diamonds brightens the world with bespoke, sustainable, and conflict-free diamond jewellery produced with cutting-edge technology, brilliant minds, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Ada’s diamonds are grown by scientists in labs around the world and are chemically identical to mined diamonds, but socially and environmentally superior to Earth-extracted diamonds.

We are inspired by powerful, smart women, including our namesake Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer scientist. Ada proudly donates to organisations that promote STEM education, advocate for women’s rights and health worldwide, respond to natural disasters, and support mining communities and ecosystems.


Meromorf Press

Meromorf Press is a small publishing company aimed at making remarkable English (popular-) scientific mathematical books available in Dutch for the young, in particular girls, and for everyone else interested.






Venue Partner 2015

Conway Hall Ethical Society

Conway Hall Ethical Society is over two hundred years old, is the last remaining freethought society in the world, is the only ethical society in the UK, and owns Conway Hall. The Society is an educational charity whose object is the advancement of study, research and education in humanist ethical principles. Conway Hall provide a range of activities, open to all, including lectures, exhibitions, performances, debates, courses and classical music concerts. There’s even a library & archives too! Follow the Conway Hall Ethical Society on Twitter: @conwayhall

Sponsors 2015


Digital Science


Slack is a messaging app for teams. It brings together your work communications into one place, makes them instantly searchable, and available on any device. It integrates with dozens of popular services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Asana, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Stripe, Zendesk and others to help consolidate and make sense of the ever-growing flows of data that confront modern teams. Since launching in February 2014, Slack now has more than 500,000 daily active users across more than 60,000 teams. Based in San Francisco, with an office in Vancouver, Slack has raised $162 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Google Ventures, Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and The Social + Capital Partnership. Follow Slack on Twitter: @SlackHQ


PeerJ logo

PeerJ is the award winning Open Access publisher, offering lifetime publication for a low cost one-off fee starting at $99. Simply pay once and publish articles with PeerJ for life.

We help the world efficiently publish its knowledge through 21st century publishing technology. PeerJ offers two journals: PeerJ (covering Biology and Medicine) and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all fields of computer science).

Since launching in February 2013 articles in PeerJ have received over a million views and over 500K downloads. Our authors benefit from fast decisions – currently 22 days median to first decision – and the option to openly publish their review history alongside the article.

All works published in PeerJ are Open Access and published using a Creative Commons license (CC-BY 4.0). Everything is immediately available—to read, download, redistribute,—without cost to anyone, anywhere, providing the original authors and source are properly attributed. Follow PeerJ on Twitter: @thePeerJ


Meromorf Press

Meromorf Press is a small publishing company aimed at making remarkable English (popular-) scientific mathematical books available in Dutch for the young, in particular girls, and for everyone else interested.







Present IndicativePresent Indicative is an academically themed gift store featuring gorgeous gifts on a wide range of subjects including sciences and the arts. Our lovingly curated range includes jewellery, homeware, clothing, games, accessories, stationery, cards and much more. Present Indicative is the sister site of The Literary Gift Company. Follow Present Indicative on Twitter: @academicgifts


Futuregov logo

FutureGov is the Digital and Design Company for public services. Based in the UK and Australia (and working with many countries in between), FutureGov supports government to think differently about how public services are designed and delivered with and for the people they serve. Follow FutureGov on Twitter: @FutureGov


nbs_logo_bigNationwide is the world’s largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers in the UK and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards and personal loans. Nationwide has over 14 million members. We are proud to be supporting Ada Lovelace Day and celebrating Ada’s 200th birthday by inviting 200 female students into our offices around the UK to spend the day with inspirational female role models who work at Nationwide. For us, good citizenship isn’t an option – it’s a principle. Follow Nationwide on Twitter: @nbs_careers


SparkFun logoSparkFun Electronics is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make any person’s electronics dreams become a reality. Since 2003, SparkFun has shared its passion for DIY and hobbyist electronics by providing parts, knowledge, and inspiration to help fuel exploration of embedded electronics. By “Sharing Ingenuity”, SparkFun hopes to help anyone unleash their inner inventor. No matter what your vision is, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person.

In addition to products, SparkFun, through our Department of Education, is using electronics as a creative medium and hands-on learning tool, with products and curriculum designed to develop foundational skills for students to explore the world of electronics, increase investment and ownership in education, and plant the seeds of inventorship in today’s youth. Follow SparkFun on Twitter: @sparkfun

Venue Partner 2014 

The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, or Ri, was founded in March 1799 and remains at the forefront of public engagement with science. The Ri is celebrating women in science throughout 2014, with all of the year’s Friday Evening Discourses given by women. The Discourses were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825 and are the longest running science lecture series in the world. The first woman to give a Discourse was Joan Evans in 1923, and many have followed in her footsteps, including Kathleen Lonsdale, Dorothy Hodgkin and Jane Goodall. Follow The Royal Institution on Twitter: @Ri_Science

Sponsors 2014



GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it’s your company’s app, your favourite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work together better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing. Catch up on what happened while you were out or ask for help on a tricky chunk of code. Manage and contribute to projects from all your devices. The best part is you can keep using all of your favourite tools. Start collaborating on code today—open source project hosting is free! Follow GitHub on Twitter: @GitHubCommunity



What makes a person remarkable? Finding her own voice and making it heard.

Nokia Lumia is bringing together more Remarkable Women for its second year. By celebrating the accomplishments of women with true entrepreneurial spirit, we’re also championing a growing community of women who are challenging stereotypical conventions, bravely being different and inspiring others. So watch this space and join us when we announce this year’s group of Remarkable Women – which is coming soon. We’d also love to see you at one (or all!) of our upcoming events. Help us spread the word, drive more achievements and encourage even more women to carve their own paths – all while having some fun along the way with Remarkable Women. Follow Remarkable Women by Nokia on Twitter: @RWbyNokia




Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Follow Adafruit on Twittter: @adafruit


Digital Science



Kindred is a marketing and communications agency specialising in audience-led communications. All of our work starts with the people we need to reach, and insight and research form the basis of our campaigns.  We are a collection of 67 people working across marketing, branding, advertising, design, PR, digital, social media, SEO and PPC. Follow Kindred on Twitter: @KindredAgency


PS Computer Services

PS Computer Services Ltd, established in 1988 and headquartered in Southampton, Hampshire, is a privately owned UK business offering services & solutions, as well as contract and permanent recruitment, across the IT sector. Follow PS Computing on Twitter: @PSCServices


Chris Luke     Follow Chris Luke on Twitter: @bodshal


Wiley Women in Zoology

In support of Ada Lovelace Day, the virtual issue, Women in Zoology, presents nine articles from the most notable female scientists and personalities from the history of the Zoological Society of London. These virtual issue articles have all been published with the Journal of Zoology and are free to access until December 31, 2014. Follow Wiley on Twitter: @BiolSciNews






WPEngine is a secure and scalable WordPress hosting company which supports Finding Ada with free hosting.

Follow WP Engine on Tiwtter: @wpengine

Venue Partner 2013 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and business, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. We foster multidisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally.

Sponsors 2013

Biochemical Society

The Biochemical Society exists for the advancement of the molecular and cellular biosciences, both as an academic discipline and to promote its impact on areas of science including biotechnology, agriculture, and medicine. Biochemistry helps to play a key role in tackling global issues such as improving lifelong health, treatment of disease, biotechnology and food security. We achieve our mission though our publications and journals, scientific meetings, educational activities, policy work, awards and grants to scientists and students.  The Biochemical Society is the largest UK discipline-based learned society in the biosciences with 6500 members.



Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors.  By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology.  TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at www.ti.com.


Element 14

element14 offers the first online community specifically for engineers – from electronic design all the way through maintenance and repair. The community is a place where engineers and electronic enthusiasts can connect with engineers and experts; get accurate information, answers and tools from a wide range of independent sources and manufacturers; find design solutions and services that save time; and be inspired by the latest innovations. As part of the element 14 Evolution we want to make your job easier than ever, so we’ve developed user-friendly resources that allow you to ask questions, get answers and stay up-to-date on engineering topics.


Libetine logo

Libertine is the first glossy magazine for widely interested women. Essays about technology, science, business and ideas sit alongside luxury lifestyle photography and features; maverick, high achieving women are championed above easy celebrity. Launched in April 2013, Libertine’s long term mission is to redefine how women are perceived by the mainstream media, broadening the category of ‘women’s interest’ beyond its conventional scope of fashion and beauty.



‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!’ is an online event where school students get to meet and interact with real scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between the scientists, where the students are the judges. Students submit questions which the scientists will try to answer by the next day. Students then have live online Facebook-style chats with the scientists, where they ask questions, learn more about the scientists, and let scientists know their opinions.


Who Made Your Pants?

Who Made Your Pants? is a campaigning lingerie brand based in Southampton, UK. We’re about two things – amazing pants, and amazing women. We take perfect fabrics left over from the lingerie industry and turn them into gorgeous new pants, and jobs for women who need them. We believe that empowerment comes from doing not receiving and we believe that it’s good to question all kinds of things, including where our clothes come from.


We’d also like to think these organisations for their past support:

Women's Engineering Society   Evectors

BCS Women  Wikimedia UK


Partners 2012

Women's Engineering Society


The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET



Past partners – 2011

BCS Women

Past partners – 2010

Centre for Creative Collaboration