Happy New Year!

This month it is my pleasure to introduce Sarah McRoberts, ACM-W Communications Committee Chair to bring her personal greeting.  Sarah has been driving our social media efforts since joining the leadership team.  She defended her Ph.D. thesis virtually in the early part of the pandemic last year and is currently a UX researcher at Google.

Thanks for standing with us as we work to fulfill our mission.

Jodi Tims

ACM-W Chair

A Greeting from Sarah McRoberts, ACM-W Communications Co-Chair

Welcome, to the ACM-W Newsletter, and Happy New Year!

I’m Sarah McRoberts, Co-Chair of Communications. I don’t know about you, but I’m having an especially hard time setting my 2021 goals or resolutions. It’s hard to know what we’ll get to look forward to this year. At ACM-W, we’ll be taking things step by step, keeping safety in mind as we try to recreate togetherness wherever we can. 

With that in mind, we thought a fun way to help us all boost our spirits would be a little contest! We’re calling on members of our ACM-W Chapters (Student and Professional) to share their new 2021 recruiting poster on social media. Post your image with the hashtag #ACMW2021poster in the caption, and we’ll choose 10 winners to get a $300 grant for their chapter to buy swag for their members! 


Post your poster to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, it LinkedIn using the hashtag #ACMW2021poster, and make sure we can see it (by posting publicly, tagging our accounts, or posting directly on our Facebook or LinkedIn groups). The contest will be open until February 15th. Winners will be selected randomly. We’ll share our favorites in the March Newsletter. One entry per account, but each Chapter can only win once. 

Not in an ACM-W Chapter?

Look up chapters in our directory here, to find one near you. If there isn’t a chapter, why not start one?!

Good luck!