Why Should You Start an ACM-W Professional Chapter in your Local Area?
According to a recent study, 26% of the computing workforce were women, and less than 10% were women of color. (5% were Asian, 3% were African-American, and 2% were Hispanic).
We believe that providing professional women with ways to stay connected to ACM-W is a great source of personal support after graduation and support the next generation of technical women.
If you have some energy and want to help out, send us an email. We are looking to build our committee.
Goals of the Committee
The following goals are emerging under our charge of establishing, connecting, and promoting ACM-W Professional Chapters.
- Goal 1: Establish model ACM-W Professional Chapters
- We look forward to connecting with existing professional chapters and working toward creating models to help new chapters get started. If you have a professional chapter, we want to hear from you. Send us a picture and list of projects you are working on.
- Goal 2: Connect ACM-W professional chapters to ACM-W student chapters
- We look forward to facilitating communication between student chapters and professional chapters to help with outreach and mentoring projects.
- Goal 3: Connect ACM-W professional chapters to ACM-W celebrations
- We look forward to facilitating communication between celebrations and professional chapters to help with conference participation.
- Goal 4: Connect ACM-W professional chapters to ACM-W student chapter alumni
- We look forward to helping professional chapters recruit recent graduates, especially those from colleges that have ACM-W student chapters. If you are a recent graduate and would like to get a professional chapter started, let us know. We can give you some ideas about how to get started.
- Goal 5: Promote ACM-W professional chapters
- Look for us at the regional Celebrations and conferences such as SIGCSE and NCWIT and keep checking our web pages and social media for new information.
|Rachelle Kristof Hippler, Co-chair|
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
Academia, industry, and K-12
|Laura Spencer, Co-chair|
Development Release Manager, Software Engineering Division
Florida based company ranked the #2 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune