Kathryn Finney

Kathryn Finney

2016 Winner of the Social Impact ABIE Award
Sponsored by Bloomberg
Kathryn Finney is the Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID), whose mission is to foster economic growth and empowerment in communities through training and supporting Black and Latina women entrepreneurs using technology as a tool.

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Bih Janet Shufor Fofang

Bih Janet Shufor Fofang

2016 Winner of the A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award
Sponsored by Juniper Networks
Bih Janet Shufor Fofang is from Cameroon, and has been teaching electrical engineering for 15 years at the College D’enseignement Technique Industriel et Commercial. In 2009, she founded the private K-12 Tassah Academy in Cameroon, with 600 students enrolled.

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Amanda Gicharu

Amanda Gicharu

2016 Winner of the Change Agent ABIE Award
Sponsored by Google
Amanda Gicharu is a native of Kenya and the co-founder of Tech Republic Africa, a startup that creates premier technology education experiences for African youth aged 7 - 19, to increase capacity, engagement and innovation within the STEAM fields.

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Dr. Colleen Lewis

Dr. Colleen Lewis

2016 Winner of the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award
Sponsored by Microsoft
Dr. Colleen Lewis is a professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College who specializes in computer science education. Colleen is passionate about broadening participation in computer science as one strategy she can use to fight inequity and injustice.

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Anna Patterson

Anna Patterson

2016 Winner of the Technical Leadership ABIE Award
Sponsored by Qualcomm
Anna Patterson is currently Vice President of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence at Google, where she works on teaching computers to read and write. She is also the Global Co-Chair of Women@Google, the Chair for Technical Women at Google.

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