At the Anita Borg Institute, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists. 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.

Currently nominations are closed for all ABIE Awards.

Technical Leadership ABIE Award

The 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. We give this award at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Social Impact ABIE Award

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. We give this award at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award

This 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. We give this award at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award

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. We give this award at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Change Agent ABIE Award

The 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. We give this award at the Grace Hopper Celebration..

ABIE Award for Leadership

The 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. We give this award at Women of Vision.

ABIE Award for Entrepreneurship

The ABIE Award for Technology 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. We give this award at Women of Vision.

Student of Vision ABIE Award

The 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. We give this award at Women of Vision.