Newsletter

  • A New Year’s Message from the Chair – January 2023

    Welcome to this edition of the ACM-W Newsletter. The ACM-W “supports, celebrates, and advocates” for the full participation of women in all aspects of computing. How do we do that? We provide a network to support greater dialogue on technical and professional topics. This network of volunteers, members and supporters come together to increase women’s visibility in computing and empower girls and women to pursue leadership positions in the field. We celebrate the activities of our members, highlighting their excellent work and advocating for their recognition.Many of you may have heard me speak of the importance of ‘one small step’. One small step can make a significant impact. So please apply for the ACM-W scholarship or rising star award, ACM senior membership or attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. We need to see more women successfully recognised for their work. If you have any questions, you can always contact our team to find out how. The ACM-W committee are always happy to help you.As we head into 2023, I am confident we can further our mission to make computing equitable and accessible for all. I am thankful for your dedication and commitment to ACM-W, and I look forward to a productive new year!

Browse Archive

  • Empowered by Support: Communities, Connections and Careers for Women in Tech

    When? February 15, 2023, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register here Whether you are a student or an experienced engineering leader, a robust network, an opportunity for peer learning, the prospects of mentorship, and a crowd-sourced catalog of career opportunities, are vital for your personal and professional progression.In this episode of “ACM-W

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  • Welcome to our new ACM-W Celebrations Chair!
    on January 20, 2023

    Marily Nika will be the next Celebrations chair of ACM-W, effective January 2023. Originally Greek, based in Silicon Valley, passionate about all things tech, AI & Products, Marily works as an AI Product Manager at Meta and is also an Executive […]

  • ACM-W Europe: 10 Years and Counting
    on December 13, 2022

    On December 10, 2022, ACM-W Europe held its 10th-anniversary celebration, “ACM-W Europe: 10 Years and Counting”. The virtual event, hosted by Araz Yusubov and Ada University, featured Ruth Lennon (ACM-W Chair), Rukiye Altin (ACM-W Europe Chair) […]

  • A Call to All ACM-W Chapters! Now is the Time to Find Your Buddy
    on December 12, 2022

    Are you an ACM-W Chapter in collaboration with another ACM/ACM-W chapter? We love to hear from you!  And if you don’t have a collaborator,  partner,  a buddy, it’s time to have one!  We are starting a new campaign and encouraging all ACM-W […]

  • Above and Beyond Scholarship – Julita Inca Chiroque
    on December 12, 2022

    Year of Scholarship and Conference Attendance: Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2012 Country of residence at the time of receiving the ACM-W Scholarship: Peru Julita Inca Chiroque is a High-Performance Computing Scientist. […]

  • Nominate an ACM-W Rising Star for an Award Now
    on November 20, 2022

    The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline, as measured by factors such as frequent citation of their work, creation of a new research area, a high degree of […]

Celebrations, Webinars, and Events

  • Empowered by Support: Communities, Connections and Careers for Women in Tech
    on January 26, 2023

    When? February 15, 2023, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register here Whether you are a student or an experienced engineering leader, a robust network, an opportunity for peer learning, the prospects of mentorship, and a crowd-sourced […]

  • Latina Computing Professionals Panel at Tapia 2022!
    on November 21, 2022

    by Adriana Alvarado Garcia, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Brianna Posadas, Wendy Roldan Latina women, historically underrepresented in computing [1], face additional challenges starting their careers. To bring awareness to this issue, we organized the […]

  • Resilience and Overcoming Adversity: The CTO Journey
    on November 17, 2022

    When? October 26, 2022, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Watch On Demand The office of CTO oversees everything from technology vision and strategy, to architecture, innovation, development, and infrastructure. In this episode of “ACM-W […]

  • ACM-W Webinar Demystifies Blockchain Technology: What’s the big deal?
    on September 20, 2022

    Blockchain technology is a mysterious topic for many. Is it a network? A database? A cryptography algorithm? Is it the same as cryptocurrency? In episode 10 of “ACM-W Celebrating Technology Leaders,” we aimed to demystify blockchain technology […]

  • The 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing (GEC’22)
    on September 10, 2022

    by Alexia Giouroukou The 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing (GEC’22) took place in Thessaloniki on June 16th -17th, 2022. GEC’22 summit was opened with the welcome talks from Efstratios Stylianidis (Vice-Rector for Research and Lifelong […]

ACM-W Regional Reports

North America

  • ACM-W NA Profiles: Wendy Powley
    on February 16, 2021

    Wendy Powley is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  She worked for 24 years as a Research Associate at Queen’s from 1992-2016 with a focus on autonomic systems and workload management for database systems.  She teaches undergraduate courses in Database […]

  • ACM-W NA Profiles: Blanche Pinto
    on February 2, 2021

    Blanche Pinto is a Tools and Automation engineer at Apple on the macOS Bluetooth Quality team. She writes code and scripts for automation testing for Bluetooth and wifi connections within the Mac side of Apple. Blanche completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of South […]

  • ACM-W NA Profile: Dr. Casey Fiesler
    on January 15, 2021

    Dr. Casey Fiesler, assistant professor and founding faculty member in the Department of Information Science and Computer Science (by courtesy) at the University of Colorado Boulder talks about how she uses her TikTok to mentor PhD candidates, how we can use social media to find community, and using […]

Europe

  • Telling Our Stories – Ihsan Kamil
    on January 22, 2023

    Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2023 with Ihsan Kamil, who was  a final year

  • Diversity Heroes – Lori Russell Dag
    on January 16, 2023

    As a community, we embrace our diversity; diversity makes us better, stronger. We cannot do enough to applaud all of our heroes in their diversity. They are people who are

  • womENcourage experience by Ferdinand Ward Ådlandsvik and Eivind Syrdalen Dovland
    on December 15, 2022

    Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022 with Ferdinand Ward Ådlandsvik and Eivind Syrdalen Dovland

India