Hi all -
Normally I would hesitate to spam the list with info about a non-Wikimedia
related org's fundraising campaign, but the Ada Initiative does really
amazing work - and work that is not only directly related to but has had a
direct effect on closing the gender gap in open tech, Wikimedia projects
They're the people behind the Wikimedia Foundation's friendly spaces
policies - and also the people behind many other anti-harrassment policies
implemented at prominent tech conferences in recent years. They've also
hosted a series of events aimed at both empowering women in open tech, and
at ensuring that open tech can be as inclusive an environment as possible.
I've seen their work firsthand, and it is both impressive, efficacious, and
frugal. If you are in a position where you can support their efforts, I
would encourage you to do so (even if that just means signal boosting this
post to other lists.) I honestly believe that the Ada Initiative is one of
the most effective organizations operating in this sphere.
Here are three blog posts from long-time Wikimedians - Brion Vibber, Sumana
Harihareswara, and Briana Laugher - explaining why they've chosen to
support the Ada Initiative. I hope that after reading their words and
mine, you'll choose to do the same.