Ordinary Women’s Ada Lovelace Episode Sponsored!

March 24, 2016

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We are thrilled to announce that the Ada Lovelace episode of our upcoming animated series, Ordinary Women, is being sponsored by the Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for women seeking undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, or math.

Jenn Bane, community director of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, said,

“We’re so proud to support this incredible episode of Ordinary Women, a project that shines a spotlight on women who have been unfairly overlooked throughout history. We created The Science Ambassador Scholarship for the same reason–to raise visibility of women working in science, and give women the platform they deserve in male-dominated fields. I’m thrilled to sponsor an episode about Ada Lovelace. My hope is this episode will help dismantle the belief that women are merely secondary characters in history, and encourage more women to pursue their passions in STEM.”

In telling the stories of amazing women like Ada Lovelace—writer of the first computer program—we hope to shatter the limiting stereotypes that are still so prevalent today about women in science and technology. (Only 16% of prime-time TV characters with STEM careers are female.) Women have always been inventors and innovators, and we are proud to have the support of an organization that is working today to help women achieve their full potential in STEM fields.

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring an episode of Ordinary Women, we would love to talk to you!

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