The Technical Leadership ABIE Award is our most prestigious award and celebrates a woman who led or developed a product, process, or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Eligible nominees must work on projects that require deep technical knowledge and must demonstrate a commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology.
At the Anita Borg Institute, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. We are inspired by their examples, moved by their sacrifices, and stirred by their extraordinary commitment to excellence, progress, and creative problem-solving.
Our ABIE (pronounced ab-ee) Awards 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 that each of us has the power to improve our world, individually and collectively.
Each year, we honor the accomplishments of women in computing at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC, and an expenses-paid trip to GHC. Nominations open January 25 and close March 8, 2017.
The Leadership ABIE Award recognizes a woman who has served in a significant leadership role in advancing technology, with a strong focus on increasing women’s representation and success in the field. Unlike the Technical Leadership award, nominees do not need to have a technical background.
As it is difficult to create women-led startups, we celebrate the achievements of those who triumph despite the odds. We give this award to a builder of a technology venture. She transforms markets by implementing, developing, or promoting technology, creative processes, or new business models.
Denice Denton was the first female dean of an engineering school at a major U.S. research university. In honor of her memory, we present this award to a junior, non-tenured faculty member for high-quality research and significant impact on diversity.
The 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 in K-12 or undergraduate education.
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you can nominate yourself for the Student of Vision ABIE Award. This award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build it.
The 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.
Representation of women in technology is a global issue. The Change Agent ABIE Award honors an outstanding international woman (non-U.S. resident with an emphasis on developing countries) who created or expanded opportunities for girls and women in technology.
Thank you to all of our volunteers! They generously donate their time to select our ABIE Award winners.