A historical commitment
In 2018, Slalom's CEO, Brad Jackson, made a bold commitment at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas: increase our own AWS certifications held by women from 6% to 50% in order to reach gender parity. From there, we began exploring the right opportunities, structures, and empathetic approaches to encourage women to build their technical skills.
Built for women by women, Project Ada is named after Ada Lovelace, the first known computer programmer. It inspired a movement in fostering gender inclusion, as Slalom reached gender parity in AWS certifications in 2020—representing the largest training and certification program at Slalom yet. All made possible through a deep partnership with AWS.
We made history, together.
Closing the IT gap
Three things can change lives around the world and give every person a chance to achieve economic parity. We take this social responsibility seriously.
We know that products built by inclusive teams best represent AWS and Slalom’s customer’s customer—the ultimate end user. Training is therefore a crucial first step for all organizations looking to close the IT talent gap and ultimately support all underrepresented groups in realizing opportunity.
We're just getting started
We’re grateful for AWS and the brave women that persevered in over 30 Slalom markets during a global pandemic. And we’re not stopping there. Stay tuned as Slalom continues to make history and drive social impact, with our esteemed partners.