Programs: Women of Vision ABIE Awards Banquet
The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision ABIE Awards, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees, honors women making significant contributions to technology. One winner is selected in each category: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact.
May 8, 2014
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054
- ABIE Award Nominations
- Women of Vision Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies
- Registration and Logistics
- Women of Vision Event Sponsorship Opportunities
- Women of Vision List of Table Sponsors
- Women of Vision Share the Vision (Students)
- Women of Vision Selection Committee
ABIE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now being accepted, and the deadline to submit is December 21, 2013.
WOMEN OF VISION ABIE AWARDS
The Women of Vision ABIE Award for Innovation recognizes a leading technical woman who has contributed significantly to technology innovation. The innovation might be creating unusual and important technology or approaching developing technology in a significantly new and innovative way, such as by bringing diverse people and experiences together in the technology creation process. The Women of Vision award for Innovation has recognized women in industry and academia who have significantly impacted technology in areas such as network interconnection and security, robotics, speech to speech translation, natural language generation and computer displays.
The Women of Vision ABIE Award for Social Impact recognizes a leading technical woman who has developed or applied technology that has significantly impacted society and/or the community. Recipients of this award are creating or employing technologies that are changing our world in positive ways. Winners of this award have founded organizations to support the increase of women in technology, made technology accessible to children in third world countries, led government programs to increase representation of women and underrepresented minorities in technology, advised industry and government on wiretapping and security policy, and created programs to solve problems for community service and education initiatives.
The Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership recognizes a leading technical woman who has led an important technology development or innovation, made a significant contribution to the technology industry, and inspires others. Women recognized have included the first female fellow at a major technology company, the developer of the first Embodied Conversational Agent who brought together human interaction and computational design, a lawyer who helped create the Mozilla Foundation, a technologist who has been a leader in industry, academia, and government, and the creator of technology that enables the visually disabled to use computers.
Please note that neither the members of the Board of Trustees nor any member of the staff of the Anita Borg Institute are eligible for nomination.
TOP COMPANY FOR TECHNICAL WOMEN ABIE AWARD
The Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated measurable results in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women at all levels. Grounded in organizational research and based on quantitative data, the award measures the current representation of technical women as well as improvement in women’s representation over time. The Top Company is widely recognized as a leader in leveraging diverse talent for greater innovation. For more information about the Award process and methodology, visit the Anita Borg Top Company For Technical Women ABIE Award page.
WOMEN OF VISION KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES
REGISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
You are invited to sponsor a table for your employees, colleagues, guests, or donate a table to students. Table sponsors typically include companies, schools, individuals, and all types of organizations. If you anticipate having empty seats at your table, you can donate those seats to students. The Anita Borg Institute will fill those seats on your behalf as part of our effort to “Share the Vision” with local college students. You can also donate an entire table to students.
See directions to the Santa Clara Convention Center. Parking is free! Enter at the intersection of Great America Parkway and Bunker Hill Lane, follow signs to Convention Center Parking.
Business Formal (suits and dresses)
WOMEN OF VISION EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Please contact Cara de Urioste with questions.
WOMEN OF VISION LIST OF TABLE SPONSORS
WOMEN OF VISION SHARE THE VISION (STUDENTS)
Several of our generous sponsors underwrite tables for college students to attend this event for free. This is a great opportunity to connect with other women in the technical community, and hear the stories of our incredible award winners. If you are a college student and would like to attend this event, please contact Benedicte Richardson and request to be added to the guest list.
All college students in attendance will be automatically put into a raffle drawing, and the winner will be announced during dinner. The prize is a free registration for the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix, Arizona. Please note: travel funds are not included, and high school students are not eligible. You must be present at the Women of Vision Awards Banquet to claim the prize.
WOMEN OF VISION SELECTION COMMITTEE