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.
I hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these challenging times. For many this is a time for working from home to help protect ourselves, our friends and family. For others, work or education may seem uncertain as we wait on guidance from others.
On behalf of all of the ACM-W Europe, I would like to thank you for continuing to be you. Covid-19 has caused stress for many of us. We worry about our health, our jobs and our general state of mind. We may not always feel ok, and this is fine. Everyone finds it hard sometimes. Whatever the world holds for us, there will be an end to the difficulties.
We hope to see you sometime soon at one of our many conferences and celebrations. For now, let’s celebrate and be proud of who we are. Remember that ACM-W Europe is here for you. We will continue to be here for you when this reaches its worst and we will continue to be here for you when we begin to rebuild our lives. Read more…
The womENcourageTM 2021, which took place between 22-24 September 2021, was a brilliant success. The slogan of the event this year is “Bridging Communities to Foster Innovation”. There were three days of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking discussions, exchanging best practices, and practical tips for building bridges between businesses, academia, not-for-profit and public institutions, inviting them to co-create together.
Congratulations to the Prague team, and heartfelt thanks for their passionate commitment to the organization of womENcourage celebration, and we cannot have done this without our supporters. womENcourage2022 will be hosted in Larnaca, Cyprus! We already can’t wait.
In this issue:
- You are a hero, and we would like to hear from you
- Celebrating the success of womENcourageTM 2021
- Blog: Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Mary Sheeran
- Wish to organize the 2023 womENcourage? – You can still apply
- ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
- Announcements and News:
- Events, conferences and other deadlines
- ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines
Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Bushra Anjum
As a community, we embrace our diversity; diversity makes us better, stronger. We cannot do enough to applaud all of our heroes in their diversity. They are people who are ACM members, volunteers or experts in their field. We’ve been talking with a number of heroes about their tech career journey, their perspective on intersectionality and reflect on initiatives for equality. This month’s guest is Mary Sheeran.