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…
womENcourage 2021 is going to be virtual (coordinated from Prague, Czech Republic), 22-24 September, 2021. The slogan of the event this year is “Bridging Communities to Foster Innovation”. In an increasingly technology-driven world and a rapidly changing economic environment, the field of computing cannot reach its full innovation and creativity potential if formed of homogeneous expertise, represented unevenly only by a fraction of the population. To foster innovation, we shall stop compartmentalising scientific progress by disciplines and encourage innovation across boundaries.
Registration opened on June 1st. Register now!
In this issue:
- You are a hero, and we would like to hear from you
- Countdown to womENcourageTM 2021 – Bridge Communities to Foster Innovation
- Blog: Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Bushra Anjum
- 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 Bushra Anjum.