Awards: ‘ABI’ Change Agent Awards
The Change Agent Awards celebrate the accomplishments of rising technical women leaders from outside the United States, with an emphasis on developing countries, whose work results in social, cultural, and/or behavioral change. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The award covers the winners’ expenses to attend the conference.
The award recognizes three technical women who are from outside the United States, with an emphasis on developing countries. Nominations are encouraged for professional women of all ages and education levels.
Potential nominees should:
- Demonstrate leadership within their communities
- Expand opportunities for and influence the careers of girls and women in technology
- Demonstrate impact on advancing women’s participation in technology
- Show how their participation in the Grace Hopper Celebration will support their work to promote active participation of women in technology
- Demonstrate financial need
2013 Nominations are closed
- February 2013: Nominations open
- May 15, 2013 11:59pm PST: Deadline to submit Nominations
- July 2013: Notifications will be sent to nominators
- October 3, 2013: Awards celebration in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Sarah Revi Sterling, Faculty Director, ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Chair
- Bernadine Dias, Carnegie Mellon
- Renee Wittemyer, Intel
- Sukaina Al Nasiwari , Associate Social Affairs Officer “Women and ICT”, UN ESCWA United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
- Dorcas Muthoni, Openworld Ltd.
- Ramalatha Marimuthu , Chair
- Anne Ikiara, NairoBits
- Pamela Jones, Northrop Grummon
- Dr. Karen Panetta, Tufts University
- Oreoluwa Somolu, The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC
- Stephanie M. White, Ph.D., Senior Professor, Computer Science & Management Engineering, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University
Please contact Bénédicte Richardson.
The Anita Borg Change Agent Awards program was generously established by Fran Allen, IBM Fellow, 2007 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner, and recipient of the 2006 ACM 2004 inaugural ‘ABI’ Award for Technical Leadership. Fran is a current member of the Anita Borg Institute’s Advisory Board.
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