About Us

OCWiC is an official chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the premiere global computing society, founded in 1947 to advance computing as a science. Professional chapters of ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W) serve to increase recruitment and retention of women in computing fields at the professional and university level. Established as an ACM-W chapter in 2018, OCWiC offers professional activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. The Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing is our signature event. This biannual regional celebration is a student-centered conference dedicated to the OCWiC mission of engaging and empowering Ohio women in computing by building community, celebrating success, and illuminating possibility.

OCWiC Chapter Executive Committee

*Elected Officers

President*Rachelle Kristof Hippler
Vice President*Ashley Kline-Tozzi
Treasurer*Stu Zweben
Past PresidentBettina Bair
Membership ChairTBD
Technology ChairShannon Whalen
Communications ChairTBD
Community College RepresentativeTBD
Industry RepresentativeTBD
Male Allies RepresentativeTBD
NWO ACM-W RepresentativeJake Lee
ACM-W Student Chapter RepresentativeTBD

OCWiC Community Ring Leaders

OUTREACH Communities Ring LeaderEva Bradshaw
JOBS Communities Ring LeadersTBD
CLUBS Communities Ring LeaderShannon Whalen
EVENTS Communities Ring LeadersTBD

OCWiC 2023 Celebration Committee

  • General Chair – Ashley Kline-Tozzi
  • Planning committee
    • Past Chair- Ashley Kline-Tozzi
    • Treasurer – TBD
  • Communications Chair – Shannon Whalen
  • Logistics Chair  – Jenna Crosby
    • Registration Associate Chair- Meredith Kasper
    • Party Planning Associate Chair – TBD
    • Coordinated Events Associate Chair (e.g., Teals) – TBD
    • Ordering Associate Chair – Bettina Bair
  • Program co-Chair – Lisa Pierson, Eva Bradshaw
  • (Technical & Research) Track Chair – TBD
  • (Culture & Current Issues) Track Chair – Eva Bradshaw
  • (Career & Pathways) Track Chair – Ashley Kline-Tozzi
  • Poster Chair – TBD
  • Sponsor Liaison Chair – TBD
  • Academic Sponsorship Co-Chairs – Christopher Stewart, Rashmi Jha
  • Industry Sponsorship Co-Chairs – Janell Vickers

More to learn about OCWiC and ACM-W