Below are the original 13 “Founding Systers” for the email list Anita created in 1987. Thanks in large part to Dr. Anita Jones, who tracked down the original Systers.
Professional affiliation in 1987 is in parentheses. Second affiliation is current as of 2012.
Anita Borg – (DEC SRC) Founding Systers’ Keeper – deceased
Stella Atkins – (SFU) Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University
Miche Baker-Harvey – (DEC) Member of Technical Staff, Google
Carla Ellis – (Duke) Professor Emerita, Duke University
Joan Francioni – (MTU) Professor, Winona State University
Susan Gerhart – (MCC) Retired
Anita Jones – (CMU) University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia
Rivka Ladin – (MIT) Consultant, DKS Consulting
Barbara Liskov – (MIT) Institute Professor, MIT
Sherri Menees Nichols – (CMU) Community volunteer in education and politics
Susan Owicki – (DEC SRC) Counselor, Stanford University
Liuba Shrira – (MIT) Professor, Brandeis University
Karen Sollins – (MIT) Principal Research Scientist, MIT