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 2022, in Larnaka, Cyprus

In 2022, womENcourageTM invites the Arts to join our celebration! The theme of this year’s celebration is  “Drawing New Lines in Science”. This year’s ACM womENcourage 2022 recognises that both the Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) share a focus on creative thinking, problem-solving and experiential, immersive learning. We are celebrating ways in which the Arts relate to STEM, often referred to as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Event Dates: 21-23 September 2022
Extended Abstracts (and optionally posters) due: 25 May 2022
Detailed Workshop/Tutorials Proposals due: 3 June 2022
Scholarship applications due: 10 June 2022
Registration Open: 6 June 2022
Hackathon Registration: 25 July – 21 September 2022

Check out our most recent Newsletter


In this issue:

  • Rukiye Altin is the new ACM-W Europe Chair
  • womENcourage –  Celebration of Women in Computing
    • Call for Expressions of Interest for 2024
    • 2022 in Larnaka, Cyprus – Keynote speakers announced
    • Blog – Telling Our Stories: Tina Marjanow
  • ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
  • Announcements and News:
    • Google Summer Insights 2022 series for students
    • The 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing (GEC’22)
    • Open PhD and Post-doc Positions
    • ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines


Check out our most recent Blog post

Telling Our Stories: Tina Marjanow

Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022 with Tina Marjanow,  who was in the final year of MSc. in Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit (VU) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) when she participated in the event. 

I left the conference knowing not only what is happening on the front lines of research and industry but also full of ideas about how to unwind after a long day of research and how to approach the next steps I want to make in my career. The cherry on top was the always positive and flexible volunteer chair that guided us through the whole process.

Read more from Tina on our blog.