About womENcourage

Four participants at womENcourage 2016.

womENcourage is an ACM Celebration of Women in Computing, 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.

It brings together undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, academics and engineers from Europe and beyond, to present and share their achievements and experiences and discuss pressing issues of women in the computing profession.

womENcourage 2020 is to be virtually hosted by ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. Due to the global pandemic, it will run as an online virtual event to ensure health and welfare of our attendees.

The slogan of the event this year isĀ “The equation has two sides”, which reflects our desire to celebrate diversity andĀ balance in our profession. We aim to involve record number of male participants to the event to break the women-only event stereotype. Inclusiveness, involvement of all parties is crucial for resolving any diversity issue.

Past Events

Previous womENcourage conferences were in Rome, Italy (2019) with the slogan “Diversity drives societal change”, Belgrade, Serbia (2018) “Creating the future together”, Barcelona, Spain (2017), Linz, Austria (2016) “Crossing Borders”, Uppsala, Sweden (2015), and Manchester, United Kingdom (2014).