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…
womENcourage 2021 is going to be virtual (coordinated from Prague, Czech Republic), 22-24 September, 2021. The slogan of the event this year is “Bridging Communities to Foster Innovation”. In an increasingly technology-driven world and a rapidly changing economic environment, the field of computing cannot reach its full innovation and creativity potential if formed of homogeneous expertise, represented unevenly only by a fraction of the population. To foster innovation, we shall stop compartmentalising scientific progress by disciplines and encourage innovation across boundaries.
Registration opened on June 1st, and the early registration deadline is July 20th. Register now!
In this issue:
- June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month
- womENcourageTM 2021 – Bridge Communities to Foster Innovation
- Wish to organize the 2023 womENcourage? – Call for Proposals Open
- ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
- Announcements and News:
- Events, conferences and other deadlines
- ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines
How to organize an ACM-Women Europe Celebration in 10 Steps
This month we caught up with Laura Castro from the Spanish celebrations to share their insights and lessons learnt. Laura Castro is a professor at the University of A Coruña, where she has been teaching since 2005 on Software Architecture and Software Validation. Her research focuses on software testing (automated, model and property-based testing), applied to software in general, and distributed, concurrent, functional systems in particular (mainly working with Erlang/OTP and Elixir).
She shared with us the top lessons she learnt for creating a new celebration.