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…
We all gathered virtually together at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan for the ACM womENcourage 2020, more than 200 registered participants from some 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas and Australia.
Dr. Araz Yusubov, Dean of the School of IT and Engineering, ADA University, led this year’s organization and thanks all the participants for their active participation and meaningful contribution to the first ever virtual womENcourage celebration.
ACM womENcourage 2021 will go to Prague, Czech Republic next year. We are already excited!
This event, chaired by Dita Přikrylová, founder of czechitas, is due to be held in September. Plans for both in person and virtual formats are being organised so that we are ready for whatever happens. In this year’s womENcourage we hope to encourage bridging communities. Computing impacts the lives of so many people more so now than ever before. In this conference we will explore the many aspects of computing and how it touches our lives.
In this issue:
- womENcourage 2020
- Blog Series: Breath of Fresh Air: Diversiry Heroes – Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein
- ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
- Announcements and News:
- Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are the first two women to share the Nobel prize in Chemistry
- Join the ACM-W Europe Communications and Outreach Team
- Events, Conferences and other Deadlines
- PhD, Post-Doc and Faculty Job Announcements
- ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines
Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein
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. Starting from June 2020, we have been reaching out to a number of heroes about their tech career journey, about their perspective on intersectionality and reflect on initiatives for equality.
This month’s guests are Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein.