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New ABIE Awards Shine Light on Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

As the media portrays it, women in tech are in a sad state of affairs. And while there’s no denying the challenges that many in the industry face, there are also many bright spots in the landscape that are worth giving our attention to.

The Anita Borg Institute’s ABIE Awards celebrate and recognize these bright lights – women technologists who are changing the game through their innovation, leadership and vision. At our annual Women of Vision Awards Banquet we present three ABIE Awards, and this year we are unveiling two new awards to highlight entrepreneurs and young visionaries:

NEW – The ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship recognizes a woman who is the builder of an innovative, ground-breaking and game-changing technology venture startup (within a larger organization or not). She is a role model for young women coming up the pipeline, she turns technologies into viable businesses, transforms markets and creates change.
The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Nominations are now closed

NEW – The Student of Vision ABIE Award recognizes a student who creates a video portraying her unique vision of how technology innovation can solve important problems, and how inspiring more women in technology enables meaningful innovation.
The winner will receive $1,000 and a scholarship to attend GHC 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Nominations are now closed

The final award is the ABIE Award for Leadership, which recognizes a woman who has led an important technology development or innovation, and made a significant contribution to the industry. The 2014 winner was Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College.
The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Nominations are now closed

Get your nominations and submissions in soon, and mark your calendar for the Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 14, 2015!