ACM-W India seeks to take forward the task of the ACM community, but with a particular focus on the empowerment of women in computing in India.
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-W Student Chapters are created to help recruit and retain students in computing programs. Professional Chapter-sponsored activities educate women about careers in computing and provide networking opportunities.
ACM-W India aims to provide social and professional support for women in computing, and its proposed activities include:
- Facilitate technical growth of women by organizing invited lectures, seminars, workshops and informal meetings
- Provide a platform for the sharing of information, resources, ideas and experiences
- Support women in their professional career growth and help them to face the challenges in their work environment
- Encourage them to participate in computer-related studies and research
ACM-W India's goal would be to also promote computer literacy, particularly in rural India, with the objective of empowering underprivileged women and children, to enable them to be independent and self-reliant.
ACM-W India Executive Committee (July 2019-June 2021)
Chair: Heena Timani, Independent Consultant
Vice Chair: Nutan Limaye, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Secretary: Rituparna Chaki, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Tejaswini Apte, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune (July 2019-June 2023)
Chitra Babu, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai (July 2019-June 2023)
Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India, Bengaluru (July 2017-June 2021)
Maushumi Barooah, Assam College of Engineering, Guwahati (July 2017-June 2021)
Lipika Dey, TCS Research, Delhi & Kolkata (July 2019-June 2023)
Gunjan Lal, Adobe Systems, Noida (July 2017-June 2021)
Neeldhara Misra, IIT Gandhinagar (July 2019-June 2023)
Past Chair: Arati M. Dixit, Independent Consultant, Pune
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