ACM-W India

ACM-W India

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 Committee (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023)
Chair: Heena Timani, Director, iAnanya Datalytix Pvt. Ltd.
Treasurer: Rutvi Shah, CPICA, Ahmedabad (1 July 2021 to 30 June 30 2025)

Members-at-Large (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023)
Chitra Babu, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai
Tejaswini Apte, Independent Consultant
Lipika Dey, TCS Research
Neeldhara Misra, IIT Gandhinagar

Members-at-Large (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025)
Mukta Paliwal, Persistent Systems Ltd., Nagpur
Manik Gupta, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

Past Chair: Arati Dixit, Applied Research Associates, Inc., US

 

ACM-W India news and activities

 

Contact: acmw_india@acm.org

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