The second Tuesday of every October marks Ada Lovelace day, a women whom is considered by many to be the first computer programmer in history. Ada Lovelace and her visionary approach to computer science built the foundation for the development of computers as we know them today, leading us to an era of social and technological change. As such, her contribution to the computer science industry must always be remembered.Whilst never fully recognised during her lifetime, the enchantress of numbers was responsible for writing the first instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.

"Her foresight was so extraordinary that it would take another hundred years and Alan Turing to recognise the significance of her work"


Through working with Charles Babbage, Ada could see that The Difference Engine, the project they were working on together, could be used for much more than crunching numbers and that it could, in the future, translate any content to digital form, including music. This was the first perception of a modern computer. Ada has not only inspired and laid foundations for Alan Turing’s work on The Universal Turing Machine, but has also gone on to inspire millions, even having the language programme that controls the US Military machine named after her.

Ada is a considered a powerful symbol for women in technology yet in our industry today WIAI seem to be MIA. As a female-led company, RE•WORK is a strong advocate for supporting female entrepreneurs and women working towards advancing technology and science. Diversity in this industry is an important issue we want to be tackled and we aren’t alone.

To support diversity in the field, RE•WORK host a series of ‘Women in AI’ dinners’ where we bring together leading female minds to network and speak. In a male-dominated industry, our summits really highlight the progression that women are making. It’s important to note that both men and women are welcome to attend RE•WORK dinners, the aim is to highlight women working in the industry and champion diversity in AI. Previous dinners and summits have showcased their work and we are striving to have more and more female experts presenting at our Summits.

As an ode to women working in STEM, we have created geographical lists over the years focussed on those women who we believe are rapidly advancing AI, Science and Technology. We hope that when taking a look at some of the blogs you find a multitude of women in your field working on truly remarkable projects.

Top 30 Women in AI - UK Edition

Top 30 under 30 Women in STEM

Top 30 Women in AI - USA Edition

Top 30 Women in AI - Canada Edition

Top 30 Women in AI - Montreal Edition

Top 30 Influential Women in AI - New York

Top 30 Influential Women in AI - San Francisco

Top 30 Influential Women in AI in Boston

Where should we be covering next? Have we missed anyone off of our list? Let us know at luke@re-work.co

To support diversity in the field, RE•WORK also host a series of ‘Women in AI’ dinners’ where we bring together leading female minds to network and speak. In a male-dominated industry, our summits really highlight the progression that women are making. It’s important to note that both men and women are welcome to attend RE•WORK dinners, the aim is to highlight women working in the industry and champion diversity in AI. Previous dinners and summits have showcased their work and we are striving to have more and more female experts presenting at our Summits.