Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute is writing women into technical history. Thousands of women throughout the world are leading technology innovation. They often go unnoticed and unrewarded. The Anita Borg Institute has created a set of awards to honor these distinguished technical women and those who are working towards the recruitment, retention and advancement of technical women. The awards listed here will be presented on October 4, 2012 at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, Maryland. Nominations will be accepted February 15 - April 13, 2012.
Please read through the selection criteria and required materials details on our website carefully in order to craft your nomination(s). Only completed submissions will be considered by the committee. Nominators will be notified of their results in July. Please forward this Call for Nominations to others who may be interested. For questions, please contact Tina Pratt.
ANITA BORG SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
Anita Borg Social Impact Award, an international prize, will honor an individual or team who has caused technology to have a positive impact on the lives of women and society or who has caused women to have a significant impact on the design and use of technology. The recipient will receive a $10,000 award and will be honored at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Portland, Oregon in November 2011.
ANITA BORG TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding woman technical leader. The recipient will receive a $10,000 award and will be honored at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing awards celebration in November 2011 in Portland, Oregon.
DENICE DENTON EMERGING LEADER AWARD
The Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award will be presented to a tenure-track (non-tenured) faculty member (under the age of 40) at an academic or research institution, who is pursuing high-quality research in any field of engineering or physical sciences, while demonstrating a significant leadership capability and contributing significantly to promote diversity in his/her environment. The recipient of this award will receive a $5,000 prize.
A. RICHARD NEWTON EDUCATOR AWARD
This award recognizes teaching practices, techniques or innovative and new education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering. The award recognizes educators (either individuals or teams) as well as practices in K12 or undergraduate education. Nominees may be submitted by educators and activists from colleges, universities, community colleges, K12 schools and outreach programs. The award winner will receive a $5,000 prize.
ANITA BORG CHANGE AGENT AWARDS
The Anita Borg Change Agent Awards celebrate the accomplishments of technical women from, and who work in, developing countries. These awards are designed to recognize up-and-coming leaders who impact or advance women’s participation in technology. Three individual awards will be given to women in computing who demonstrate leadership within their communities, expand opportunities and influence the careers of girls and women in technology, and demonstrate impact on advancing women’s participation in technology. Each winner will receive up to $5,000 in travel reimbursement to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.