ProfessHers -- ProfessHers


About ProfessHers
English (USA)

ProfessHers is a moderated mailing list for women faculty members in computer science, computer engineering, and information technology to informally discuss issues related to their jobs and being successful in their careers.

Possible topics include aspects of graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising students, research, funding, interactions with colleagues, professional service, time management, promotion, and administrative work, especially for issues that are affected by being a woman or for which the perspectives of other women faculty are desired. For sensitive situations, anonymous requests for advice can be posted and anonymous responses can be made, by request to the list moderator.

This list requires each subscriber to provide a short statement about her qualifications to join this list; specifically, that she is:

* a faculty member in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology at a university or college
* female

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the ProfessHers Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

Using ProfessHers
The mailing list is organized around conversations. To begin a new conversation, send email to Alternately, if you would like to specify a name for your new conversation, send your message to, replacing name with the name you would like (e.g.,

To continue an existing conversation, simply use your mailer's "reply-all" command.

You can subscribe to the list, or change your existing subscription, in the sections below.

Subscribing to ProfessHers

Subscribe to ProfessHers by filling out the following form. You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list moderator. You will be notified of the moderator's decision by email. This is also a private list, which means that the list of members is not available to non-members.

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    This list requires subscribers to provide a short essay on their qualifications to join this list. To join the list, you must tell us:1) your involvement in technical computing -- one or two sentences is enough, 2) that you are a woman, and 3) that you agree to follow the rules in the frequently asked questions. Thank you!
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