Ada Lovelace Day 2020
News on 13th October 2020
“What would you say to a young woman looking to make a career in STEM today?”
To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020 we have been asking this question to senior women from across the FinTech ecosystem.
Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It 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. You can find out more about Ada Lovelace Day here.
“We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and convinced that driving change within STEM will enable us to build stronger and better companies that can become the disruptors of tomorrow. We are proud sponsors of the Women in FinTech programme, which does a great job at celebrating talented women and highlighting the benefits of continuing pushing this agenda,” says Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik.
You can see some of the answers below. You can join in the celebration on social media by following the hashtag #ALD20
“Look into your inner self for challenges, what inspires you, what drives your heart and mind. Then, make the most of it. Remember your insight will lead to change. Your woman nature is a key element in the scientific (r)evolution.”
Alejandra Litterio, Chief Research Officer, Eye-Capital
“I would say – do it! Starting a career in STEM would be an immensely rewarding step and more importantly journey where she would be able to meet and learn and work along the most inspiring, curious, brave and engaging female leaders. STEM ladies rock!”
Maria Shevchenko, Director of Innovation, KPMG UK LLP
“If engineering is you thing then maybe your path is simple. But, if it’s not, go and explore the multitude of amazing roles within the tech sector that are not so obviously ‘tech’. From design to user experience to data analysis, there are so many cool opportunities and each of them has the power to change lives. Go for it!”
Georgia Stewart, Co-Founder, Tumelo
“Women, in particular, must not fall into the trap of being intimidated by the “STEM” label. Even if you haven’t previously studied science, maths etc, as long as you can think critically, have a drive to solve problems, and are passionate about how technology can change the world, you will find joy and success in a STEM career.”
Karen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer, Seedrs
You can find out more about our FinTech for Schools Programme aims to provide a diverse range of ways to get involved and to inspire the current and next generation of innovators.
Find out more about our Women In FinTech initiative.