We promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Our short history

The first event of QWorld was a women-exclusive quantum programming workshop (QWBronze) co-organized by QLatvia and RigaTechGirls in 2018. The two teams organized their second joint QBronze in 2019:

In 2019, QTurkey organized two gender-balanced QBronze:

By the end of 2019, a QBronze was organized in Vilnius on December 14-15, 2019 by QLatvia and Vilnius Girls Code.

QSisters was initiated under the QWomen network in December 2019 by establishment of QWomen@Istanbul and QWomen@Ankara.

  • The first event by QWomen@Istanbul was a QBronze co-organized with QTurkey on March 7-8, 2020.
  • The first event by QWomen@Ankara was a one-day QTalk held on March 7, 2020.


QSisters are the city-based groups under the QWomen network.

  • QWomen@Istanbul

QWomen@İstanbul is established in December 2019, as the first local community under QWomen. Our aim to share our knowledge, learn and inspire one another and to involve more women in the area of quantum technologies.

Coordinators: İlknur Tepe and Ayşin Taşdelen
Contact: qwomen-istanbul [at] qworld.lu.lv

  • QWomen@Ankara

QWomen Ankara is established in Ankara, Turkey. It is the second local community under QWomen in colloboration with QTurkey. Sharing knowledge, learning and inspiring other women in quantum technologies and building awareness about technology is our main goal. We want to create our local community of women involved in quantum technologies.

Coordinators: Dilan Köse and Deniz Berfu
Contact: qwomen-ankara [at] qworld.lu.lv

We are looking for new QSisters. Please contact our coordinators if you are interested.

Host us/Join us/Collaborate with us

Please contact our coordinators if one of the following cases fits your interests or if you have any questions or comments.

  • If you would like to host a quantum programming workshop or hackathon for a women-exclusive, gender-balanced, women-first, or an underrepresented group.
  • If you would like to join QWomen as a mentor or an educator. Then, we can provide online training by our QEducators, and you can organize your own workshops by your own team.
  • If you would like to join our QSisters.
  • If you have your own ideas or projects to join the QWomen network.

We are looking for collaborations with people, organizations, and companies sharing the same/similar values and aims in order to strength our ecosystem. Please contact our coordinators if you are interested.

Each member of QWomen, each host, and each collaborator must agree to accept our code of ethics and code of conduct and then respect and follow the codes, rules, and regulations.

Our Team

Coordinator: Özlem Salehi Köken (QTurkey)
Contact: qwomen [at] qworld.lu.lv
Team members: Agnieszka Wolska (QLatvia) and Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (QLatvia)