Technical Leadership ABIE Award

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. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration and invited to give a presentation on their work and accomplishments at the conference. The award includes a prize of $12,000.

Meet the 2016 winner.

Selection Criteria

The award is presented to a woman technologist who inspires the women’s technology community through outstanding technological contributions.

Potential nominees have:

  • Increased the impact of women on technology through her leadership
  • Undertaken work that has covered new ground
  • Increased women’s impact, representation, and effectiveness in the technology arena


  • January 25, 2017: Nominations open
  • March 8, 2017 5 p.m. PDT: Deadline to submit nominations

Meet our ABIE Award Selection and Nomination Committee members.