In 1837, a British mathematician developed the first computer program – Her name was Ada Lovelace. Today, we celebrate Ada Lovelace’s contribution by celebrating her legacy, and the achievements of other women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), on the 2nd Tuesday of October each year. 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.
This year, we’re proud to announce that AnnieCannons is partnering with Family Coppola and its award-winning Great Women Spirits’ Ada Lovelace Gin. AnnieCannons will be the recipient of the “Cocktails for a Cause: Shake it for Ada” initiative from October 8th through November 30th. This initiative will provide AnnieCannons with the proceeds of any specialty cocktails purchased at one of the participating bars or restaurants. There’s two ways to support this program:
- Find a participating restaurant in your area.
- Try the gin in person on October 22nd at the “Unofficial” SOCAP 2019 Kick Off Party!
We’re proud to partner with Great Women Spirits to celebrate the contribution of women in STEM, both past and present, and to spread the word about our transformational mission together by celebrating the great Ada Lovelace.
Our organization is named for Annie Jump Cannon, the leader of the first known lab of female astronomers, and this initiative’s emphasis on women’s achievement is at the core of the holistic programs that we use to help our beneficiaries independently support themselves and their families.
As always, we’d greatly appreciate your support. On this Ada Lovelace Day, please consider donating to the survivors in our program who are learning to code.