Greetings from the ACM-W North America Committee Chair

The newly formed ACM-W North America committee is up and running! We are currently working on establishing roles and responsibilities as well as the important task of identifying the goals we will be working towards over the next two years in our region. North America covers a very large territory beyond the United States, including Mexico, Canada, U.S. Territories, Belize, Costa Rica, and many more.

Ellen Pao once said that “We need to understand that if we all work on inclusion together, it’s going to be faster, broader, better, and more thorough than anything we can do on our own.” On that note, we are currently looking for volunteers who might be interested in moving the ACM-W mission forward in North America. We are particularly interested in ensuring that women and male advocates outside of the United States are included in our work towards change. If you have a bit of time and a passion for supporting, celebrating, and advocating for women in computing, please reach out to me at

Warm wishes to you and your families as 2019 comes to an end. 

Monica McGill
ACM-W North America Committee Chair