Hi Bara and Olga,  

We had our meeting today and want to let you know that we really like your proposal for the Theme,  The committee approved it.

Additionally,  I wanted to point out that each co-chair position should have a local co-chair and an international co-chair.  Additionally many will have advisors from the steering committee that they can call upon.  We do have contacts from around Europe who might consider joining the team if you need help identifying people,  additionally we will need the email address of every person in the list so that we can add them to the list-serv mailing list.

Dorota will work with Alexandra to get the contacts for Marek,  he should expect an email in a few days.

Lastly,  we are waiting for the doodle to set up the monthly meetings,  looking forward to discussing with you.

Bev Bachmayer
womENcourage Steering Committee Chair


On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 at 12:19, Bara Buhnova <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear ACM-W SC,

The preparations of womENcourage 2021 are on its way and it is a truly exciting journey. We have a couple of points to bring to your hands for your next SC meeting:

1. Conference Chairs
We are happy to announce that Olga (Olga Maximova) and I (Barbora Buhnova) will serve as the conference chairs. You have our email contacts in the CC, my ACM membership number is 8940879. These emails work as google identities, so please use them to give us edit access to the ACM womENcourage 2021 google drive folder so that we can populate it with our organization information (if we understand correctly that you prefer all our organization happening there), i.e.:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1fBHtWV2hmSqy_4_Ooqhc374AKOkfIyhI

2. Organizing Committee
Once we have access to the folder, we will move there also the list of our organizing committee roles and members. You can find the current copy attached, so far avoiding the surnames and contacts of the candidates due to the control over the privacy of this information.

3. Theme
We propose the theme of the celebration to be “Bridging communities to foster innovation”, because that is something which we (Czechitas) are strong in. Please let us know if you agree.

4. Website and logo
The logo and the website are being designed now. Soon we will share with you how we envision it. Regarding the website, the responsible person on our side is Marek Sedlak (also in CC). Could you please pair Marek with the past website chair or a person in the SC responsible for the website, so that they can synchronize on the expected content and technical details? Thanks a lot!

5. Monthly meetings
We would like to find the day and time of our monthly meetings and plan the first one. We have a number of points that we would like to discuss in the first meeting with you (we will populate them in a document in google drive folder once we have edit access). We propose the monthly meetings to be on Fridays (once a month) if we are able to find a timeslot fitting you, the SC. We are flexible with time, could you please tell us what time slots are possible on Fridays for you?

6. Communication
Which email(s) shall we use to send these monthly reports and communicate with the SC? I now use the emails I have from our previous conversation, but likely there is a better way - an SC mailing list? Or just the chair of the SC? A dedicated person on your side?

Thank you very much for your support!

Bara and Olga
womENcourage 2021 Conference Chairs



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