ACM Committee on the Status of Women
The ACM Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities was founded in
1990 to document the problems affecting underrepresentation of these
groups in computing, to serve as a data repository on issues of women
and minorities in computing, and to establish and publicize details
of successful programs to increase their representation, especially
AI-systers is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list intended
for women interested in artificial intelligence.
The ARIZONA WOMEN'S ENVIROLINK is a non-profit women's networking
society which incorporates multi-disciplinary sciences, legal, and
computing careers with a common environmental "link". Membership is made
up of professional women in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Monthly
meetings consist of a luncheon with invited speakers or roundtable
discussions. Concerns include federal and state regulatory issues,
manage-ment concerns, health topics, technical issues concerned with
data collection and interpretation, chemistry, and the "glass ceiling".
A monthly newsletter integrates news issues, activity on the Internet,
membership biographies, job listings, and upcoming events. An
excellent place to meet other women in all types of environmentally
oriented careers in the Phoenix area (Arizona, USA).
Information regarding the ENVIROLINK may be directed to
Tracey S. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A national, nonprofit, professional organization for individuals with an
interest in information technology. AWC is dedicated to the advancement
of women in the computing fields, in business, industry, science, education
41 Sutter Street / Suite 1006 / San Francisco, CA 94104 / Phone:(415) 905-4663.
Carnegie Mellon (CMU) SCS Women's Page
Caltech Women's Center
The Caltech Women's Center was founded in 1993 to work for the advancement
of women in science and engineering. The Center works to supports the
central mission of the California Institute of Technology, which is to
promote the education and development of all scientists and engineers.
The Caltech Women's Center operates as a central meeting place, information
resource, program center, and support for the entire Caltech community.
A Computing Research Association (CRA) action based committee which has
initiated a number of projects all of which seek to improve the participation
and status of women researchers and professors in computer science and
engineering (CSE). Ongoing projects include running a series of
Workshops on Academic Careers for Women in CSE, maintaining the
CRA Womens Database,
organizing the Expanding the Pipeline articles in Computing
Research News, initiating the
NSF Distributed Mentoring Project, maintaining
systers-academia mailing list, and publishing various booklets and
pamphlets containing information of interest to women, including
a Graduate School Information Kit.
Mary Jane Irwin (email@example.com) and Fran Berman (firstname.lastname@example.org);
CRA committee members: Nancy Leveson (email@example.com), Mary
Vernon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maria Klawe (email@example.com).
Digital Women is a new (established 1995) nonprofit organization
dedicated to bringing technology training and equipment to women
and girls. They are looking for used computer equipment, donations,
and volunteers to go to women's organizations and girls' groups.
Faculty-systers is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list for
women who are tenure track research faculty in computer science.
Frauen in der Informatik ("Women in Informatics" - Germany)
"Frauen in der Informatik" is an email list for women in informatics.
To join, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To send a message to the whole list, send to email@example.com.
INFOSYS is an electronic newsletter for faculty, students, and
practitioners in the field of Information Systems. INFOSYS publishes
news items, requests for assistance, announcements of professional
meetings and conferences, position notices, a calendar of upcoming
events, comments on recent publications, abstracts of papers that
authors are willing to share, and other items of interest to the
Information Systems community.
INFOSYS is published biweekly, more frequently if volume requires it.
INFOSYS operates as an electronic mailing list on listserv software at
American University in Washington, DC (firstname.lastname@example.org or
listserv@auvm). The editor is Dennis W. Viehland
To subscribe: send the following one-line email message to
email@example.com (Internet) or listserv@auvm (Bitnet):
Subscribe INFOSYS yourfirstname yourlastname.
Internet-women-info is a moderated information exchange list. To get the
info file, which contains directions for subscribing, address an email to:
and in the body type ONLY: info internet-women-info
Anonymous ftp: ftp.best.com
Internet-women-help is an unmoderated question and answer list. To get the
info file, which contains directions for subscribing, address an email to:
and in the body type ONLY: info internet-women-help
Anonymous ftp: ftp.best.com
The Rice Women in Computing club is interested in the support and
fellowship of Women in the Computer Sciences. It is open to anyone
in the Rice community, male or female. To join, send email to any
of the members or come to a meeting.
This mailing list grew out of interest shown in the comp.org.usenix
newsgroup and far-flung email around the time of LISA VIII. It is for
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org -
send a message with info sage-bof-women in the body of the
Founded in 1995, the original
mailing list was designed to
encourage women web designers to meet and share information in a supportive
online environment. Spiderwoman now consists of the original mailing list,
a spinoff for women who run web-based businesses called SpiderwomanBiz, and a
web conferencing system called
SOW: Spiderwoman on the Web.
Both women and men are welcome to join Spiderwoman. Membership is free and
benefits include access to SOW and a listing in an upcoming online directory.
Systers is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list intended to allow
professional women in the field of computing (including technical positions,
industry, academia, or goverment) to discuss issues of mutual interest.
The intended membership of the list is the technical female computer
professional and female students. If you are not a member and would like
information about joining, send mail to email@example.com with
"subscribe" in the subject line.
Dr. Anita Borg / Network Systems Lab / Digital Equipment Corp /
250 University Avenue / Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA.
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Systers-academia is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list
intended to allow women in computer science academia (Ph.D. students and
faculty members) to discuss issues relating to women in academia.
Dr. Nancy Leveson/ Computer Science Dept./ University of Washington.
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Systers-of-color is a subgroup of systers concerned
with issues affecting under-represented ethnic groups
in the computer related areas. The goals of the list
are to discuss issues related to minority women in computing
and to provide effective solutions to particular problems
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Systers-out is a private, unmoderated mailing list intended to allow
professional lesbians and bisexual women in the field of computing--i.e.,
with a degree (or currently a student) in Computer Science or Computer
Engineering, or holding an equivalent technical position in industry,
academia, or government--to discuss issues of mutual interest.
The goal of this list is to meet other lesbian and bisexual women working
in computer science, to share what it is like to be a lesbian or bisexual
women in the field in both industry and academia, to raise visibility
in industry, academia and employee and student organizations and to share
resources for information and mutual support.
Elein Mustain (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Software Engineering /
Illustra Information Technologies, Inc. / Oakland, CA
Internet: To subscribe or unsubscribe send your name and email address to:
email@example.com (NOT a listserver)
Systers-students is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list
for undergraduate students, graduate students,
and prospective female students in computer science.
Lorrie Cranor & Katja Stokley (U. of Washington in St. Louis) &
Jen Mankoff (Oberlin College),
WEBWOMEN-TECH is a list for women involved in the technical side of managing
web sites. To subscribe, send a message with just the word SUBSCRIBE in the
Subject header to: WEBWOMEN-TECH-REQUEST@NIESTU.COM.
Women into Computing (UK)
Women into Computing (UK) is a national organization in the UK aimed at
encouraging and supporting women studying and working in the broad field
of computing. The organization, which is run entirely by volunteers from
higher education, provides a support network and coordinates a national
program of workshops for schoolgirls and women returners. WIC organizes
a national conference every two years and has published a book with
collected papers from the previous conferences. WIC has a membership
scheme, produces a bi-annual newsletter and manages a UK electronic news
Barbara Segal / Department of Computer Studies / University of the West of
England / Coldharbour Lane / Bristol BS16 1QY, England / Phone: 44 (0) 272
656262 ext 3225 / Fax: 44 (0) 272 763860.
Women's Work and Informatics (Germany)
"Women's Work and Informatics" (Frauenarbeit und Informatik) is the name of
a Special Interest Group founded in 1986 in the German Society for
Informatics (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik). Today the group has about 500
members and is a forum for female computer professionals to exchange
experiences in the discipline and in the various work situations.
The general aim is to increase the influence of women on the design and
application of information technology. 12 local and thematic working groups
are concerned with topics like women's research, promotion of women,
motivation and encouragement of young women, the installation of an experts
network, etc. In addition, the organization is a member of the national
council of women's organisations to emphasize the interests of female
technicians in the political environment. The organization publishes
a biannual journal, "Frauenarbeit und Informatik."
Roswitha Behnke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Veronika Oechtering (email@example.com)
Doris Koehler (firstname.lastname@example.org)