Hi Josephina,

I am so glad that you will be hosting the event.  And 

We would like to schedule a first meeting so we can start planning the process of what needs to be done in the next year.  Needless to say early October has been busy, wrapping up Azerbaijan and getting started with Prague.   

We can now plan perhaps the first two weeks of November.  Could you sent out a doodle with your availability so that the Steering Committee can give you their availability and we can plan the meeting?

Thanks again for agreeing to host in 2022,  Looking forward to meeting with you.

Bev Bachmayer
Steering Committee chair.

On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 at 10:32, Josephina Antoniou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Bev,

This is great news. Thank you for this opportunity.


I will inform the organising committee, emphasizing the confidential nature of the news, and discuss the dates and theme of the event so that we can provide significant input into our Skype discussion.


When would you like to organise the Skype call? I would propose the first week of October, in order to allow the academics to complete their responsibilities for the new academic year, which are more during the last two weeks of September due to induction events and beginning of classes.


Thank you again & Best Regards,




Dr Josephina Antoniou BA, MSc, PhD, FHEA | Assistant Professor in Computing | Course Leader MSc Computing |

Chair of ACM-W Cyprus | Member of ACM CECL | Cyprus Director for ICPC | Member of Bioethics Committee for Assessment of Biomedical Research

UCLan Cyprus, 12 -14 University Avenue, Pyla, 7080 Larnaka, Cyprus

T. +357 24 69 4094  |  F. +357 24 81 21 20  |  E. [log in to unmask]




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Sent: 01 September 2020 20:00
To: Josephina Antoniou <[UCLan Cyprus Ltd] Computing and Mathematics> <[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Your proposal for womENcourage 2022


Dear Dr. Antoniou,


It is our pleasure to inform you of the decision by the womENcourage Steering Committee regarding your proposal to host the ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2022 at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) is successful. We are impressed with the quality of your proposal and wish to thank you for the care and the effort you put in preparing the proposal. 

We are pleased to confirm the selection and are excited to proceed with finalizing the ACM agreement for hosting womENcourage 2022.  We would like to help you begin working on the event,  even though it seems long into the future, the nature of the preparations required would benefit from an early start.

Therefore, the Steering Committee would like to meet on Skype with the Organizing Committee to confirm details of the event, specifically to finalize dates of the event, the theme of the event and to discuss the required ACM policies and procedures. Perhaps you wish to organize a poll with a range of dates and times that suit you so that we can find a mutually convenient time for all involved.

Please note that we need to keep this knowledge of where the womENcourage 2022 secret until September 2021.  Please be sure to inform your organizing committee so that it remains confidential. 

Congratulations again on your successful proposal. We look forward to working with you to make womENcourage 2022 a great success.


Best regards,

Bev Bachmayer

ACM Women in Computing: womENcourage Steering Committee Chair


University of Central Lancashire
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