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The Ladies of Adafruit #ALD13 @findingada

left to right: Limor, Molly Risa Rose, Jess, Angel, Erin, Roxanne, Rebecca, Alicia, Becky, Kelly
left to right: Limor, Molly, Risa Rose, Jess, Angel, Erin, Roxanne, Rebecca, Alicia, Becky, Kelly

You may not know who we all are, but the ladies of Adafruit are a big part of what keeps the company running smoothly. There are some familiar faces among us (Limor! Becky! Risa Rose!) but there’s also Angel, Erin, and Rebecca who ship out many of your packages, as well as Jess and Kelly, who answer your support questions. Risa Rose, whose face you have probably seen in many of our tutorials, is also an expert photo retoucher and is the wearable electronics assistant too. Alicia gathers your packages and is an Arduino enthusiast and Leia (not pictured), who just started this October, puts your kits together. Roxanne keeps the books and Molly keeps everything in operations running smoothly (and keeps the FreshDirect order coming so we don’t starve). And of course you are all familiar with Lady Ada herself, Limor Fried, whose fearless leadership and incredible talent bring us here together every day!

This concludes Lady Ada Lovelace Day, the women in our posts today are a reminder that there are makers everywhere and of every kind. We want to take this day to appreciate all the women out there that are advancing themselves and others in STEM fields. Thanks to their dedication, the world is becoming a better place every day.



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October 15th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas”. We will also be referencing women from history that have made impacts in science and math. Please promote and share #ALD13 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!

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