Women in Computer Science

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


ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
BCSWomen (UK)
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)
Diversity in Tech – Forum Europe
Dutch Network of Women Professors (NL)
European Platform of Women Scientists
European Women in Mathematics
EQUAL-IST  (Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions) is a project that aims at introducing structural changes to enhance gender equality in Information Sciences and Technology (IST) research institutions.
Gender. Wissen. Informatik. Netzwerk (GEWINN)
Gender x Informatik (D) Support of networking and dialog in Informatics.
Girl Geek Dinner
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS; formerly known as Sigma Delta Epsilon)
IEEE Women in Engineering
Informatica Feminale (D)
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)
Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS) (UK)
Radboud Women of Computer Science
RightBrains (NL): RightBrains’ mission is to increase diversity in the digital technology sector. Their aim is to inspire, connect and develop talented women with passion for digital and information technology.
VHTO (NL): National expert organization on girls/women and science/technology
Women In the Security Domain and/Or Mathematics (WISDOM) (UK):
Women in AI (NL)
Women in Computing
Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE)
: Informatics Europe working group
Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR)
Women in Tech Cymru (UK)
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.


Vic ICT for Women
Australian Women in Security Network


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)


Women Techmakers
Anita Borg Institute


Connecting Women in Computing & Technology
STEMM Equality Congress (NL)
Women in Software Architecture
Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering

Some interesting videos, articles and books:

A guide for women in STEM
Booklet: More Women in Informatics Research and Education
Best Practices in Supporting Women
The underlying causes of the digital gender gap and possible solutions for enhanced digital inclusion of women and girls (European Parliament)
Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing
Video: Recruitment Bias in Research Institutes
When women stopped coding
Why so few?
Women in computer sciences: Closing the gender gap in higher education
Women in Computer Science: Getting Involved in STEM