The Anita Borg Institute celebrates and highlights the success of women technologists. They are inspired by the examples they set, moved by their sacrifices, and stirred by their extraordinary commitment to excellence, progress and creative problem-solving. To show their appreciation, the Anita Borg Institute presents the ABIE (pronounced ab-ee) Awards to honor these distinguished women and those who view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Through their achievements and life stories, the ABIE Award winners demonstrate the power to improve our world, individually and collectively, that each of us possesses. 

All ABIE Award winners are recognized at the Grace Hopper Celebration. 

Nominations open January 25 and close March 8, 2017.

Here are the awards:

 

TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP ABIE AWARD

Recognizes a woman technologist who demonstrates leadership through her technological contributions and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology.

SOCIAL IMPACT ABIE AWARD

Recognizes those making a positive impact on women, technology and society. Nominees may have developed technology that caused social change or empowered women and increased their influence.

DENICE DENTON EMERGING LEADER ABIE AWARD

Honors a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant impact on diversity. It receives its name from Denice Denton, the first female dean of an engineering school at a major U.S. research university.

A. RICHARD NEWTON EDUCATOR ABIE AWARD

Recognizes educators for developing innovative teaching practices and approaches that attract girls and women to computing, engineering, and math.

CHANGE AGENT ABIE AWARD

Recognizes two outstanding international women (non-US residents with an emphasis on developing countries) who have created opportunities for girls and women in technology.

ABIE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP

Recognizes a technical woman who led an important technology development or innovation, made a significant contribution to the technology industry and inspired others with her work.

ABIE AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Recognizes a woman who is the builder of an innovative, ground-breaking and game-changing technology startup either within a larger organization or independently.

STUDENT OF VISION ABIE AWARD

Celebrates a student who has a unique vision and is making a difference in technology. She is passionate about innovative technologies or inspires other women to participate in computing. 

To learn more about the ABIE Awards an Anita Borg Institute, click HERE.

 

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