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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.