The Social Impact ABIE Award recognizes a woman whose work is 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. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The award includes a prize of $7,000.
The award winner can be recognized for a wide variety of reasons. Nominees may have used or developed a particular technology that motivated social change and the empowerment of women, or increased women’s influence over technology. Nominees are evaluated based on the following:
- Impact on women: How has women’s empowerment increased through the technology, or how has women’s influence over technology increased?
- Impact on society: What is the degree and type of social change? Consider the scope of the impact, the level of innovation, and visibility of social change.
- Sustainability and scalability of the efforts
You will need to submit:
- Two letters of reference from professional contacts of the nominee (third letter is optional)
- Endorsers should be chosen to represent a range of perspectives and institutions and provide additional insights or evidence of the candidate’s impact. Each letter should focus on the accomplishments which that endorser can attest to and place in context.
- The nominee’s biography (maximum of 500 words)
- A two to three page statement of merit from the nominator
- Nominators are preferably recognized members of the community who are not from the same organization as the candidate and who can address the candidate’s contributions outside their organization.
- The nominee’s CV or resume
- Horizontal high resolution photograph of the nominee (minimum of 5MB JPG)
- January 25, 2017: Nominations open
- March 8, 2017 5 p.m. PT: Deadline to submit nominations