Women in Computer Science

This page collects some activities (within and outside Europe) to increase the involvement of women in computer-science-related areas. To include further activities, not listed on this page, please send an email to Erika Abraham (abraham@cs.rwth-aachen.de).

Networking and mentoring:


ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
CiE-SIG: Women in Computability: Program coordinated by the Computability in Europe Association
Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
European Platform of Women Scientists
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS; formerly known as Sigma Delta Epsilon)
List of Women in Machine Learning
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD, formerly Third World Organization for Women in Science,TWOWS)
Radboud Women of Computer Science
Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE): Informatics Europe working group
Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR)
Women’s Engineering Society (WES), UK: The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; we encourage the education of engineering; and we support companies with gender diversity and inclusion.


Association for Women in Science
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Million Women Mentors
Society of Women Engineers
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE)
Women in Technology (WIT)

Some interesting articles and books:

More Women in Informatics Research and Education
Best Practices in Supporting Women
A guide for women in STEM
Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing
Women in computer sciences: Closing the gender gap in higher education
When women stopped coding
Why so few?
Women in Computer Science: Getting Involved in STEM