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Our Vision

ACM-W North America’s vision is to support, celebrate, advocate, and inform. Across North America, we aim to:

  • Support 
    • Promote the visibility of women in computing
    • Collaborate with organizations with similar objectives in North America
    • Share resources, ideas and experiences of women in the field
    • Acknowledge and address the challenges faced by women in computing
  • Celebrate
    • Highlight and recognize the accomplishments of women in computing
    • Celebrate women and girls interested in pursuing computing as a discipline or as a profession
  • Advocate
    • Promote the importance and understanding of diversity in all areas of computing across North America
    • Promote the importance of K-12 computing access for all
    • Increase participation of women in leadership positions of ACM, including ACM-affiliated conferences and journals
    • Increase the membership of North American women in ACM, including those countries with no or limited representation
  • Inform
    • Facilitate technical growth of women and girls
    • Raise awareness of career options in computing

Our Mission

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

ACM Women North America (ACM-W North America) is a standing regional committee of ACM-W and works to fulfill the ACM-W mission in North America. The ACM-W North America vision is to support, celebrate, and advocate for women in any capacity of professional, academia, student, and volunteer work and life involving computing in the broad spectrum of those residing or conducting work in North America. 

In the context of ACM-W North America, we define this region to include the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Clipperton Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Nueva Esparta, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés and Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Our Activities

To fulfill our mission and vision, we will support, celebrate, and advocate for women in computing in North America in a few of the following ways:

  • Work with other organizations with similar goals to form strong alliances
  • Promote inclusion of women across ACM conferences and journals
  • Grow Celebrations across North America
  • Grow ACM-W Student Chapters across North America
  • Create and grow male advocacy

For more information about our activities and how you can help, please contact us at acm-w-na@volunteer.acm.org.