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 2023, in Trondheim, Norway

womENcourage™ 2023 will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on 20-22 September 2023.

The theme of the conference is Computing Connecting Everyone. The general chairs will be professors Kerstin Bach and Letizia Jaccheri. We met the organizing team this year when they attended the event in Larnaca.


Poster & Scholarship submission: 1 May 2023
Workshop & Tutorial submission: 1 May 2023
Registration opens: 1 June 2023
Hackathon registration opens: 22 July 2023
Event Dates: 20-22 September 2023

Check out our most recent Newsletter


In this issue:

  • womENcourage™ –  Celebration of Women in Computing
    • Join us in Trondheim, Norway on 20-22 September 2023
  • Blog:
    • Diversity Heroes – Lori Russell Dag
    • womENcourage experience by Ihsan Kamil
  • 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

womENcourage experience by Ihsan Kamil

This month let’s hear from Eivind and Ferdinand who attended womENcourage™ 2022 and are students at the Trondheim University, the host for the 2023 celebration.

“I am honoured to have been awarded a Participation Scholarship for ACM-WomEncourage 2021 and to have had the opportunity to present at the Poster Session. This was the first academic/research conference I’ve ever attended and if there’s one regret I have, it’s not having engaged more with the workshops and activities. […] If there’s anyone new to conferences and research reading this, I’d highly recommend interacting and engaging with as many activities as you possibly can, I know in the future I will. If you are thinking about attending the next ACM WomEncourage conference, I hope you can learn from my mistakes and make the most of this amazing networking opportunity!”

Read the entire article on our blog.


Diversity Heroes – Lori Russell Dag

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 Lori Russell Dag.

Read about her on our blog.