Mission Statement

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.

Our Corporate Supporters

We are very grateful for the support of several corporate sponsors. At present, ACM-W has funding from both Oracle (through Oracle Academy) and Google for our scholarship program, and continuing support from Microsoft Research for the Celebrations. Thanks to their generosity in helping us to support, celebrate and advocate for women in computing.

Letter from ACM-W chair

Welcome to the January 2015 issue of ACM-W Connections. It has been a year since we first introduced Connections and I want to once again think the wonderful volunteers who make it happen every month: Melanie Wu and Ileane O’Leary who put together each issue; Katie Siek and Sarah Loos who handle the longer research pieces; and representatives from each of our project areas who contribute updates.

I think everyone was busy celebrating holidays and the New Year, so our current issue is a bit smaller than usual, but still informative. We have updates from Europe, from Chapters and Celebrations, and research summaries from two of the students who were prize winners at the ACM Student Research Competition at the 2014 Grace Hopper Conference.

Let us know about exciting activities happening in your area that support women in computing! Best for 2015!

~Valerie Barr, ACM-W Chair

What's NEW for 2015

It is time to plan for 2015. Check out news from chapters, celebrations and our international partners in Europe and India in the January 2015 issue of ACM-W Connections.

Featured article

In this special issue of Research Spotlights, we highlight two of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2014 ACM Student Research Competition awardees: Shannon Lubetich of Pomona College and Emma Harrington of Williams College. Read their award winning research here.

Why You Should Join ACM-W

If you think it is important to recruit and retain as many women as possible in the computing field, you should join ACM-W! Together, we will help celebrate, inform and support women in computing:

  • Celebrate: One of the most popular ways to celebrate women in computing is by starting and/or attending an ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing; the accomplishments of women in computing are at the heart of ACM-W's e-Newsletter and Blog. And ACM-W encourages its members to celebrate the work of prominent women by nominating them for Awards -- such as the Athena Award & Lecture -- as well as ACM Advanced Grade Membership.
  • Inform: Via ACM-W's student scholarship program, young women are informed about the research going on, and become acquainted with the researchers, in their field. Members of ACM-W Student Chapters are informed about the educational and career opportunities available to them.
  • Support: Lend your enthusiasm, inspiration, and support to ACM-W, and help make a difference in the global computing community!

When you join ACM, or renew your membership, check the box for ACM-W. You will be added to our email list and receive our ACM-W Connection newsletter.

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