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-WE) is a standing committee of ACM Europe and works to fulfil the ACM-W mission in Europe. The ACM-WE 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.

ACM-WE Activities

  • Promote visibility of women in computing
  • Advocate diversity in computing
  • Promote importance of women participation in the computing profession
  • Increase women memberships in ACM
  • Address the challenges faced by women in computing
  • Increase participation of women in leadership positions of ACM
  • Raise awareness of career options in computing
  • Collaborate with organizations with similar objectives in Europe
  • Share resources, ideas and experiences with the women community.


Welcome from the ACM-WE Chair

ACM Women Europe is inspired by the creativity, perseverance, and collaborative spirit of women who we meet in all walks of life. We are aware that computing technologies are increasingly permeating and enabling research and innovation across academic disciplines, industry, and public sector. For professional women in computing that provides unique opportunities to connect and work with women across diverse fields. We celebrate our common values and look for opportunities to uphold the collaborative ethos of women. Please join us in our activities. We welcome you to the ACM-WE student and professional chapters, local celebration events and the annual womENcourage celebration that we host in different countries every year. You are important for changing the fabric of the society towards empowering women, enabling them to chose and pursue their professional journey.

Prof. Natasa Milic-Frayling, Chair, ACM Women Europe (ACM-WE)

Why Should You Join ACM-W

If you believe it is important to mobilize women and assist them in their pursuit of knowledge and innovation in computing, then we are eager for you to join ACM-W! Together, we will celebrate, inform and support women in computing:

  • Celebrate: One of the most popular ways to celebrate women in computing is by starting and/or attending an ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing; the accomplishments of women in computing are at the heart of ACM-W’s e-Newsletter. And ACM-W encourages its members to celebrate the work of prominent women by nominating them for Awards — such as the Athena Award & Lecture — as well as ACM Advanced Grade Membership.
  • Inform: Via ACM-W’s student scholarship program, young women are informed about the research going on, and become acquainted with the researchers, in their field. Members of ACM-W Student Chapters are informed about the educational and career opportunities available to them.
  • Support: Lend your enthusiasm, inspiration, and support to ACM-W, and help make a difference in the global computing community!

When you join ACM, or renew your membership, check the box for ACM-W. You will be added to our email list and receive our ACM-W Connection newsletter.

Why Should You Volunteer for ACM-WE

Europe is culturally, socially, and politically diverse region. Our goal is to reach to women across the entire socio-economic spectrum and ensure that computing technologies and computing profession are weaved into the colorful cultural landscape. We invite you to join us and bring your unique experiences and insights. By working all together, we are sure to solidify our common values and celebrate the accomplishments that we individually and collectively achieve. Welcome to ACM-WE activities. Contact us on info@acmweurope.org.