Join Us Today in Building a More Resilient Economy

By: Lauren Sato, CEO The global COVID- 19 crisis has shone a spotlight on many of the weaknesses in our economic and social systems.  As is historically true during economic crises, women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community are being disproportionately affected. These individuals are more likely to feel the strain of unemployment, little to no healthcare and the loss of childcare or other social services, widening the socioeconomic gap they already face. The challenge our country faces is…

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CEO Report: First 30 Days

By: Lauren Sato, CEO – Ada Developers Academy In my first 30 days at Ada, I have had the privilege of witnessing a graduation, a Capstone Project fair, the first annual AdieCon (a self-organized alumni conference) and Week 1 of an incoming class.  I’ve also been able to meet with our corporate partners, donors, and long-time community supporters. All I can say is this community is a force.   At graduation 45 of our 47 students had already accepted job offers.…

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Welcome Ada’s New Chief Executive Officer

We are so excited to announce that Lauren Sato will be joining the team as our new CEO starting on January 6th!   Lauren comes to Ada most recently from The Riveter, where she served as Vice President of Revenue.  In addition to a variety of roles in technology and impact investing organizations, Lauren spent five years building YearUp Puget Sound, a workforce development program that served as a model for Ada in the early days.   As we were designing…

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