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Ada Lovelace Initiative

We welcome Sona Harrison, old scholar to school to talk to TY students  on Wednesday 25th Jan. about the Ada Lovelace Initiative. This initiative work with industry contacts to connect female professionals working in technology with Transition Year secondary school students to present to students an insight into working in technology by telling their story. Women from the technology industry will tell students about their educational background, their role type & how they chose their career path.

With this initiative, we are addressing one of the reasons so few females choose a career in technology compared to their male counterparts; a lack of access or opportunity for some students to speak to female role models working in the STEM sector. By improving the information channels available to directly inspire girls to consider careers in this field, we believe that the role models can deliver invaluable advice and give the students a taste of the real-world of technology.


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