Mission Statement

ACM Women (ACM-W) supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

ACM Women Europe (ACM-W Europe) is a standing committee of ACM Europe and works to fulfil the ACM-W mission in Europe. The ACM-W Europe vision is a transformed European professional and scholarly landscape where women are supported and inspired to pursue their dreams and ambitions to find fulfillment in the computing field.


Latest Updates


Rukiye Altin is the new ACM-W Europe Chair

Congratulations to Rukiye Altin, who has been elected new ACM-W Europe Chair. Rukiye is a Postdoc Researcher at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. Her research interests include computer science education, computational thinking, information ethics and educational technology. Rukiye worked for 10 years as a CS teacher at K-12 level and she earned a PhD degree in the field of Computer Science Education. She has been volunteering for ACM-W since 2007. She was the past ACM-W Europe Vice. Rukiye has a big passion for gender equality in informatics as she is actively taking the role in projects related to diversity in informatics and volunteering to spread the works of ACM-W to other regions. Rukiye is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and a member of ACM SIGCSE and CSTA.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ruth Lennon for her leadership and wish her good luck with her new role as ACM-W Global Chair.

womENcourage 2023, in Trondheim, Norway

womENcourage™ 2023 will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on 20-22 September 2023.

The theme of the conference is Computing Connecting Everyone. The general chairs will be professors Kerstin Bach and Letizia Jaccheri. We met the organizing team this year when they attended the event in Larnaca.


Event Dates: 20-22 September 2023

Check out our most recent Newsletter


In this issue:

  • womENcourage™ –  Celebration of Women in Computing
    • Join us in Trondheim, Norway on 20-22 September 2023
  • In Memoriam: Valerie Issarny
  • ACM-W Europe 10-year Anniversary
    • Celebrating our members
  • Blog Series
    • The pandemic impact on remote work and remote conferences by Jessica Oo
  • ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
  • Announcements and News:
    • Open PhD and Post-doc Positions
    • ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines


Check out our most recent Blog post

The pandemic impact on remote work and remote conferences by Jessica Oo

Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022 with Jessica Oo who was studying Pharmaceutical & Industrial Chemistry at the University of Limerick in Ireland when she participated in the event.

“while the pandemic undoubtedly had negative consequences for the working world, it challenged the status quo and introduced the global workforce to a new approach of workplace interaction. Staff morale was boosted with the increased amount of personal time that came with work-from-home. Online conferencing became more common place and integral to connecting teams across the world. ”.

Read more from Jessica on our blog.