ACM Women (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 Asia Pacific is a regional committee formed in late 2019. We are working to fulfil the ACM-W mission in the Asia Pacific region. The ACM-Asia Pacific vision is a transformed Asian Pacific professional and scholarly landscape where women are supported and inspired to pursue their dreams and ambitions to find fulfillment in the computing field.
Executive Committee consists of Jacqueline Tate (Chair ACMW-AP), Roxas Rachel (Celebrations Chair), Juan Chen (Vice-Chair, Celebrations), Andreea Molnar (Communications Chair), Catherine Lang (Vice-Chair, Communications), Saw Sanda Aye, Jane Yung, Jenine Beekhuyzen and Bimlesh Wadhwa
Meet the Chair
Jacqueline’s works globally within the academic, not for profit and private sectors to deliver projects spanning computing, neuroscience, robotics, cancer and STEM education. She is an active advocate for women and girls in STEM and recent awards include 2018 Future Makers Fellowship (CSL Australia) and 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM (STA). She currently balances her teaching and advocacy role with The Tech Girls Movement and Academy for Enterprising Girls, a Google educator grant and a project management position in Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group. Jacqueline is the current chair of the ACM-W Asia Pacific.
At the CompEd2019 Conference held in Chengdu, China in May a pre-conference workshop was organised by Jodi Tims and facilitated by Catherine Lang, with the aim of establishing an ACM-W regional community in the Asia Pacific region to identify, grow and support Women in Computing efforts.
Representatives from six countries were present: Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand. The two-day workshop consisted of a series of presentations and discussions, with opportunities for members to share their own experiences Read more…