Board Member Rachel Klein shared her thoughts “Ada is an incredible organization, as evidenced by our successful alums, our strong industry partnerships, and our reputation in the field. As a Board, we have spent the last year building a strong foundation and strategic direction for the next several years, and I am confident that Lauren is the right person to help us continue our track record of success.”
Lauren Sato offered her perspective with the Ada community “I have been a huge fan of Ada since your inception and consider it a true honor to have the opportunity to now lead this great work. The broader conversation around the importance of gender diversity in technology is at last making its way to the national stage, and with some of the strongest outcomes in the industry, Ada is well positioned to model the way forward.”
Ada Board Chair Scott Case added, “Christine was able to methodically identify and break down what really needed to happen across the organization, and she executed on all of it by the end of her year.” And, “We're thrilled with the outcome of course (yaay Lauren!), but also felt great about the process of how we arrived there. Our board, our staff and our broader community all got to influence the hiring process in a way that built broad ownership in the outcome.”
About Ada Developers Academy
Ada Developers Academy is a non-profit, tuition-free coding school for women and gender diverse adults. We focus on serving low income people, underrepresented minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Ada develops software engineers who are skilled, confident, and work-tested; our graduates are experienced in practical, team-based software development and learning new technology rapidly.
Diverse teams create more effective work cultures and innovative products. Ada advocates for and supports our students, alums, and partners to build healthy, equitable environments and a more inclusive tech industry.
About Valtas Group
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Valtas Group partners with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments. Valtas Group has a variety of comprehensive resources to guide your transition needs. Contact us to learn about executive interim and placement services.
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