Tomorrow Oct. 15 is Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Geek Girl

(Credit: FindingAda.com)
Tomorrow is Ada Lovelace Day, in celebration of the geek girl. The idea is to celebrate the female presence in science and technology; by profiling females in STEM we can celebrate their contributions, advancements and discoveries.

The Ada Lovelace Day website explains:
"Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM."
Bloggers are encouraged to get involved by writing about their own STEM heroine and linking to it from the Ada Lovelace Day website. Here's what you need to do:
  1. Write about a woman in science, technology, engineering or maths whose achievements you admire.
  2. Publish your story online.
  3. Add your story to the collection.
  4. Tell your friends!

Sneak Peek at My Topic

I've got my post all ready to go but I'll be exploring a slightly different subject: A few weeks ago, my colleagues and I chatted about the "big sisters" they'd had in the careers; female mentors who helped open doors for them along the way. And I realised that I never had a single big sister. Did I miss out by not having a female mentor in my career? Check in tomorrow to find out what I discovered. And maybe help me answer some questions I still have.

If you want to know more, check out the official Ada Lovelace Day site or peruse my previous Ada Lovelace posts: