My journey in Technology by Vishnu Manasa Devagiri

This month’s blog post from the series ‘My Journey in Technology’ is from Vishnu Manasa Devagiri. She is a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. Vishnu has also a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science.   Technology has always fascinated me. Today, […]

ACM womENcourage 2019 Gendering ICT Workshop

This month, on the ACM-W Europe social media, we are discussing topics in the domains of data science, AI, gender and ethics. The explosive growth in data science and machine learning roles hides a problematic dynamic: women occupy only a minority of these new positions. We firmly believe that it is time to address the […]

My journey in Technology by Alimova Ilysear

  We continue the series started last month, which features guest blogs from womENcourage 2019 participants.  Alimova Ilysear will share her career journey, challenges, what she loves most about this field, and how womENcourage inspired her.   I’m Alimova Ilysear, a Ph.D. student at Kazan Federal University, Russia, and I am also working as a junior researcher […]

The Data Science for Society workshop tackles societal challenges

This month, on ACM-W Europe social media, we are discussing topics in the domains of data science, AI, gender and ethics. The explosive growth in data science and machine learning roles hides a problematic dynamic: women occupy only a minority of these new positions. We firmly believe that it is time to address the connection […]

My journey in Technology by Enxhi Shkurta

Starting from this month, we will be featuring a series of guest blogs from womENcourage 2019 participants. They will share their career journeys, their challenges but what they also love most about this field, and how womENcourage inspires them. Our first guest blogger is Enxhi Shkurta.  My name is Enxhi Shkurta, and I come from […]

Inspire, learn and experience: At the Heart of womENcourage 2019

womENcourage 2019 brought much excitement to Rome in September, where women in the computing profession came together to enjoy a programme packed with insightful topics and engaging educational and networking activities. The three-day event included a hackathon, workshops, posters, technical talks, panel discussions and interdisciplinary research tracks, and had something for everyone. The event was […]

20 Podcasts for Women by Women in Technology

  Podcasts are becoming increasingly the medium where we share our stories, and listen to others’. On average, close to 28% of European adults tune in to a podcast in a month.  Read more about the statistics here. So, last month, July 2019, we have curated podcasts for women by women in technology and shared every […]

It’s never too late to follow your dream (although you may have to make a few adjustments)

This month’s blog post is from Elizabeth Buie, who gave recently a talk at the ACM’s CHI 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Lunch.  In this post, Elizabeth shares her experiences as an older PhD student researching on HCI at the Northumbria University. This post was originally published at Elizabeth’s blog. “Some years ago I moved across the […]

Meet the Amazing womENcourage Local Organizers

Tiziana Catarci and Paola Velardi This month we interviewed the local organizers of the womENcourage 2019, Prof Tiziana Catarci and Prof Paola Velardi from La Sapienza University. Their radiating energy and creativity are captured in these fascinating portraits by Gérald Bruneaux courtesy of Fondazione Bracco.   Tiziana Catarci graduated from Electronic Engineering in February 1987 […]

Youthtopia, Heraklion, Greece: Why aren’t there more women in science?

Youthtopia” is a newly established non-formal youth group in the city of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Its members are experienced in Erasmus+ Projects, youth exchange and training. Youthtopia aims to activate youngsters in the local community and develop their soft skills through volunteering, “learning by doing”, organising events and participating in youth activities. Through their actions, […]