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

We are inspired by the award winners’ examples, moved by their sacrifices, and stirred by their extraordinary commitment to excellence, progress, and creative problem- solving. The Anita Borg Institute has created a set of awards to honor women making significant contributions to technology.

Recipients will be honored at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration Conference in October 2014 in Phoenix, AZ.

Technical Leadership ABIE Award

The Technical Leadership ABIE Award recognizes women technologists who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on 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.

Social Impact ABIE Award

The Social Impact ABIE Award recognizes individuals who have made a positive impact on women, technology, and society. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

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Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award

The Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity. The award includes a prize of $5,000.

The Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award honors the life and career of Professor Denice Denton (1959 – 2006), a woman engineering faculty member and the first female dean of a school of engineering in a major US research university.

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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. The award includes a prize of $5,000.

Change Agent ABIE Awards

Three outstanding international women (non United States residents with an emphasis on developing countries) who have created opportunities for girls and women in technology will be recognized. Nominations are encouraged for professional women regardless of their age or education level.