[Announce] Fwd: Anita Borg Awards Call for Nominations;
$10,000 Awards to Be Granted in 2006
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Fri Mar 31 10:45:59 EST 2006
Do you know a pioneering woman in computer science who could use a
prestigious award - and $10,000? Please consider nominating her for
the Anita Borg Awards.
Anita Borg Awards Call for Nominations; $10,000 Awards to Be Granted in 2006
PALO ALTO, Calif. March 29, 2006--The Anita Borg Institute for Women
and Technology(ABI) announces the second call for nomination for two
$10,000 Anita Borg Awards; one for Social Impact and the other for
Technical Leadership. The 2006 Anita Borg Award recipients will be
honored at the 6th Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Conference Awards Banquet in San Diego, California, October 5, 2006,
the world's largest gathering of women in computing.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2006.
These unique awards recognize outstanding leaders who embrace Dr.
Anita Borg's lasting vision to change the world for women and for
technology. Dr. Anita Borg, (1949-2003) was a noted computer
scientist who mixed technical expertise with fearless vision. Her
work inspired, motivated and moved women to embrace technology
instead of fearing or ignoring it. She is responsible for including
women in the technological revolution -- not as bystanders, but as
active creators, participants and leaders.
Karen Banks, Global Coordinator, APC Women's Networking Program, and
Dr. Fran Allen, IBM Fellow Emerita, were recipients of the inaugural
Anita Borg Awards in 2004.
Anita Borg Social Impact Award
The Anita Borg Social Impact Award is an international award that
honors an individual or team who has caused technology to have a
positive impact on the lives of women and society or who has caused
women to have a significant impact on the design and use of
Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award
The Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates
an outstanding woman technical leader. Her technical work has been
ground breaking and her leadership has increased women's impact,
representation, and effectiveness in the technology arena.
For more information and to nominate: http://www.anitaborg.org/awards
About The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Founded in 1997, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is
a nationally recognized organization dedicated to changing the world
for women and technology. ABI's mission is two-fold: to increase the
impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the
positive impact of technology on the world's women. The Institute
accomplishes its goals through collaboration with industry, academic
and government organizations. A growing list of leading corporations,
including partners HP, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Google and
sponsors, IBM, Cisco and Intel recognize that by investing in its
programs to engage and develop technical women, they can achieve a
more diverse, globally competitive workforce capable of producing
higher levels of technology innovation and better financial
performance. Partnering with these visionaries, as well as leading
universities, government organization programs that are changing the
world for women and for technology. s and influential individual
business and political leaders, ABI is delivering
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