ADA Fellowship

We would like to draw your attention to a very special educational initiative. It is called the ada Fellowship, the name is a tribute to Ada Lovelace (*1815, +1852). She was a British mathematician and is considered, to be the first person to create computer programs. The educational initiative was initiated 2018 by Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel (publisher of the Handelsblatt and a well-known media expert in D/A/CH), among others. Prof. Meckel also stands for diversity and female power. 

The ada Fellowship is a 12-month training program on digital and future skills. Content is taught via various channels. For example, there are on-demand learning units, video conferences with specialist presentations and subsequent breakout sessions, as well as face-to-face conferences and meetings. Topics include adaptive leadership, algorithms and AI, data literacy, ethics and technology, Society 4.0, innovation management, cultural change, sustainability and much more. 

The educational initiative is primarily aimed at managers and employees in companies. The idea behind it is that companies give a group of employees the opportunity to complete the training. ada motivates the groups to act as a kind of "multiplier" within their company, i.e. to put the knowledge they have learned in the ada Fellowship into practice, to develop it further within the company and, in doing so, to promote other areas of the company.
At the same time, the ada Fellowship also functions as an external networking opportunity with other companies in other sectors. For example, the ada FutureLab is part of the training program. Here, 5 to 6 people from different ada companies are brought together to work on a joint project for 3 months. This has already resulted in very innovative ideas, some of which have been adopted in corporate strategies. 

The circle of fellows and alumni includes almost 3,000 employees from mostly large, well-known international companies (e.g. Allianz, Audi, Bosch, Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz, Henkel, SAP etc.), but also from medium-sized companies.

Our EWMD Member Erika Hettich took part in the ada Fellowship for 12 months and completed it last month with a certificate and has been nominated as an ada Ambassador and will therefore not only continue to be part of the ada community, but will also actively take on tasks, such as mentoring. 

The ada Fellowship could also be of interest to some of you from our EWMD network.  For further information, see the following links:
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For more information contact Erika Hettich, as EWMD Member you can find her contacts in the Members Directory.