The year 2014 is the second year in which the EU Ada Awards are appointed to outstanding women and girls active in STEM and to organisations for promoting girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
When I heard about the second edition, I directly thought about all the amazing girls that I met at the different Devoxx4Kids events that I attended during the last years (4x Belgium, 2x Paris, London, Geneva).
I would really love to see “our” girls participating in this award nomination. Getting rewarded and recognised with such a title is certainly a game changer in the life of a girl and being nominated can be one as well.
The last year’s winners have been invited to Vilnius, Lithuania, to Europe’s largest ICT event, ICT 2013, where Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, announced the results.
With this blog entry, I would like to ask the Devoxx4Kids organizers and volunteers around the EU, if they could think of girls that showed amazing passion and skills during your events. We don’t need Supergirls – we are looking for passion, curiosity and projects! If you find someone, please don’t hesitate to kindly contact the parents for proposing a nomination.
If you are a parent of a girl that fits the above description – Devoxx4kids attendee or not, please consider going for a nomination too.
Of course, everything is voluntary and solely the decision of the parents and the kids. The nomination must be carried out by the parents. An unforgettable adventure awaits you and your girl! This year, the ceremony will happen in Italy btw.
If you need support, for example with language or submission, or if you have more questions, we are glad to help!
(Final Note: The Ada Awards are NOT related to the Devoxx4kids organisation).