Held every year on the second Tuesday in October since 2009, founded by Suw Charman-Anderson, Ada Lovelace Day aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.  Find out more here: https://findingada.com/

The main focus of this week’s WIT Friday links is centred on the great woman herself:




Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace and her impact on modern computing.



Why are there so few female engineers and technology executives?


Great Lives – Konnie Huq on Ada Lovelace





From the Computer History Museum Youtube channel:

Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist


Where are all the statues of Women?:
Ada Lovelace: The Original Woman in Tech | Zoe Philpott | TEDxBucharest



Designing the Ada Lovelace hashflag emoji




Breaking news!

NASA Finally Made a Toilet for Women



In case you missed last week’s WIT Lecture - Why is inclusive language so important? with Pascal M. Gygax watch it here:



More reading:

Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD, Dr. Malika Grayson offers an account of surviving and thriving as a doctoral candidate in STEM



Job Op
Post-doctoral position for the CMS experiment:



Diversity and Inclusion Lanyards – a call for help!

Due to the extraordinary success of the new lanyards whose design reflects the diverse and collaborative atmosphere at CERN, un “rupture du stock” occurred in just 3 weeks. The Organization has therefore asked the Diversity & Inclusion Programme to place a new order for 10,000 lanyards and card reels!  The D&I Programme will be seeking volunteers on Saturday 14 November to help prepare hundreds (or thousands) of envelopes with the lanyards + stickers + ally card + disability inclusion booklet for distribution. Please letDiversity.Inclusion@cern.ch if you can pitch in!


Finally,… Protect yourselves and others

CERN is offering a flu vaccination to anyone working on CERN sites (MPE, MPA and contractors). Vaccinations will be available from 15 October to 13 November at four locations on the Meyrin site (Buildings 13, 30, 504 and 510), and one each on the Prévessin site and at LHC point 1 (ATLAS) and LHC point 5 (CMS). The ATLAS and CMS points will be open for two days each: 20 October and 3 November in the case of ATLAS and 28 October and 12 November for CMS. Reservation is mandatory and can be made at https://cern.ch/plamed.



Wishing you a lovely weekend,



on behalf of the WIT steering committee




About the Women in Technology (WIT) Community: The aim of this community is to provide an environment in which women are not in the minority when interacting with technology. Our objectives are: to encourage women to play the role of expert; to provide a supportive learning environment; and to build a network between the Women in Technology here at CERN. WIT welcomes members from all genders and all technical fields. Visit cern.ch/wit

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