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.


Poster Workshop & Tutorial submission due: 1 May 2023
Scholarship submission due: 10 June 2023
Registration opens: 1 June 2023
Hackathon registration opens: 22 July 2023
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
  • 5th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing – June 26-27 2023
  • CHItaly – Turin, Piedmont, Italy – 20-22 September 2023
  • Blog:
    • Telling our stories by Sandra Helen Husnes
    • womENcourage past chair – the importance of working together
  • 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

Telling our stories – Manjola Zeneli

This month let’s hear from Manjola who attended womENcourage™ 2022, studied Telecommunication Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tirana and is now an IT specialist at Tetra Solutions. She has done her PhD studies on cybersecurity in the Technical University of Sofia and has presented and published a paper named “Pathway of the applications on cyber security in Albania”.

“This conference is incredible, and the community that surrounds it is vibrant and active. I have been continuously checking the ACM Women Encourage website for news, network, and programs since my stunning attendance in 2019, and I’ve always looked forward to another opportunity to attend, especially since there is a chance of a grant.

Read the entire article on our blog.


womENcourage past chair – organizing the event online

We are acknowledging the milestone of 10 years of womENcourage with a series of blogs from past chairs who organised this event successfully so far. This month we have Olga Maximová who was co-chair of womENcourage 2021.

“The conference was very successful, and I daresay on all fronts. We secured finances for running it, volunteers to help, experts to contribute, speakers to share inspirational stories, and the community to get excited. I learnt many things, met new people in a community I never thought I would be a part of, and delivered a word class conference.”

Read the entire blog here.