Welcome to the 8th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage™ 2021 that is being virtual (coordinated from Prague, Czech Republic), 22-24 September, 2021.

Open to all genders, womENcourage was initiated by ACM-W Europe and aimed at connecting women from diverse technical disciplines and encouraging them to pursue their education and profession in computing.

2021 Conference Theme: Bridging Communities to Foster Innovation

This year’s ACM womENcourage 2021 is celebrating all attempts to bridge communities to foster innovation. We are celebrating bridges built across boundaries of disciplines, boundaries between industry and academia, as well as boundaries among homogeneous communities, inviting individuals of all genders, nationalities and ages to co-create together. Read more at the conference website.

Connect with others

To make the conference as interactive as possible, please make sure to be with us on the Slack Workspace. There we will be during the whole conference sharing important announcements and building a community around womENcourage 2021. Make sure not to miss it.

Get the best of the conference

Inspiration and connection: Get inspired by the leading figures in computing, many of which are women. Inspire others and build connections. Find your voice among a diverse community of early-career to mid-career or transition to new directions (retired / returning) colleagues. Pave the way for cooperation by meeting and connecting with like-minded individuals and top minds in your field.

Challenge and validation: Challenges are important parts of life that shape us. Learn to understand the value of your ideas and push them from the drawing board into reality. Continue growing your personal self – esteem and appreciating the ideas you bring to the table.

Encouragement and support: We all have faced struggles and obstacles and at one point or another have not always seen the best in ourselves. If you feel like you could use a bit of help from others in your area of expertise, this is a conference for you. After all, #womENcourage embeds the support in the title itself.

Purpose: Research/poster sessions represent social impact to challenges facing our communities and the world. Join or start projects that might bring breakthrough progress to our society.

Opportunity: Women in computing across sectors are making change real and possible across a changing business, policy, and cultural landscape. From employment to partnerships to investment, learn what’s happening around the world and how you can grow opportunities for yourself, your company, and your networks.