Our Mission

Athena Digital Design Agency (ADDA) was founded at Barnard College of Columbia University as a way to empower women to code. We teach our students how to build simple, beautiful websites for businesses just like yours. By purchasing an ADDA website, you take your small business or project online while also supporting the next generation of female technologists.

Rocket your business

55% of small business still don’t have a website. Get ahead of the curve with ADDA.

Come as you are

You don’t need to know anything about coding to manage a website for your business. We’ll give you the tools to update your website whenever you need.

Get connected

Join the network of socially-conscious, ambitious businesses that have come to ADDA for a new website.


Fewer women are graduating with degrees in computer science today than 20 years ago. At the college level, too many women drop out of introductory computer science classes within the first week. The Athena Digital Design Agency welcomes women--from all disciplines, including the humanities--and empowers them with coding skills. By becoming our client, you can rest easy with a website that will set your business apart and the knowledge that you're supporting women in technology.
  • 2013

    An Idea is Born

    From faculty, Barnard students and Entrepreneurs@Athena.

  • 2014

    Student Training Begins!

    Over 200 students surprised us in Spring of 2014 by applying to the inaugural HTML & CSS web development class. We accepted 40 students and graduated 35 newly minded HTML/CSS junior front-end developers. Students began to apply to join the agency, slated to launch in 2015.

  • 2015

    Agency Launch!

    January 2015 marks the launch of the agency, and our plan is to roll out our first product: The complete ADDA WEBSITE (priced at $480). The agency is currently staffed by 37 coders and supported by an advisory board of industry experts, student entrepreneurs, as well as instructors who are seasoned coders currently working in tech.


Athena Digital Design coders learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Ruby. Moreover, our coders are regularly getting training on project management skills, client engagement, digital design and of course, coding best practices.





Students trained
Completed websites
Coders in the Agency
Average project duration (days)


We understand that founders are often too busy running the show to go it alone and often too cash-strapped to hire an expensive freelancer. So at ADDA, we’ve simplified the process:

One package: we have one simple website package with all the basics a small business needs included
Low price: the ADDA website starts at $850
Fast Turn Around: the clock starts once you provide us with all the materials we need from you (logos, text, links, etc)


Starting at $850

  • Frontpage with Custom Graphics
  • Four Additional Pages
  • Social Media Integration
  • Search Engine Optimization

How It Works

3 easy phases...

Phase 1: Set design direction and outline the users, needs and functionality requirements of the site. ADDA will work with you to select a theme that represents your brand and illustrates the direction and style of the website. Our developer will incorporate your images, text and ideas into the theme.

Phase 2: Review the site, analyze how it meets set goals, improve the site. You will be provided with a draft of the website between conception and completion, and a chance to provide feedback and highlight areas of satisfaction and contention with the website.

Phase 3: Project completion, finalize and publish the website. The final website will be installed on your web server with custom domain set-up, and will include Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, Social Media integration, and other features.