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
Late Registration Due 21 September 2022
Hackathon Registration: 25 July – 21 September 2022

Check out our most recent Newsletter


In this issue:

  • womENcourage™ –  Celebration of Women in Computing
    • Join us in Larnaka, Cyprus on 21-23 September 2022
    • Blog – Telling Our Stories: Maria Konstantinou
    • Call for Expressions of Interest for 2024
  • ACM-W Europe 10-year Anniversary
  • ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
  • Announcements and News:
    • Open PhD and Post-doc Positions
    • ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines


Check out our most recent Blog post

Telling Our Stories: Maria Konstantinou

Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage™ participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022 with Maria Konstantinou, who was an LL.M. candidate in International Technology Law at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam when she participated in the event.

“When I decided with my research team to submit our poster to womENcourage™ I felt both excited and nervous. Excited because of the novel challenge of submitting work to a conference for the first time. Nervous about the possibly demanding questions directed to us from potential experts in case our submission would be accepted. When we received the news of our acceptance, we were incredibly enthusiastic about the idea of presenting our year-long research. This was the first conference participation for both of us!”.

Read more from Maria on our blog.