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The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards honor exceptional technical women. Three awards are presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nonprofit organization founded by computer scientist Anita Borg. The institute’s primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. The institute’s most prominent program is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...
each year, recognizing women in the categories of Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact.
The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Innovation
recognizes a woman for her contributions to technology innovation and progress.
The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact
recognizes a woman has changed the way technology effects society.
The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Leadership
recognizes a woman for her demonstrated leadership.
Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards Banquet
The awards are presented annually at a banquet in Silicon Valley. The awards banquet has featured notable keynote speakers, including Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. . The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006,...
(2011), Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known as co-founder of the news website The Huffington Post. A popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, she adopted more liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s...
(2010), Padmasree Warrior
(2009), Diane Greene
Diane Greene was a founder of VMware and the CEO from 1998 to 2008.Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion founded VMware in 1998....
(2008), Esther Dyson
Esther Dyson is a former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst who is a leading angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and commentator focused on breakthrough innovation in healthcare, government transparency, digital technology, biotechnology, and space...
(2007), and John L. Hennessy
John LeRoy Hennessy is an American computer scientist and academician. Hennessy is one of the founders of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. and is the 10th President of Stanford University.-Background:...
Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Woman Award
Beginning in 2011, the winner of the Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award is honored at the awards banquet. A representative from the winning company receives the award and gives an acceptance speech.
List of Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award Winners
Radia Joy Perlman is a software designer and network engineer sometimes referred to as the "Mother of the Internet." She is most famous for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol , which is fundamental to the operation of network bridges, while working for Digital Equipment Corporation...
Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman '74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in the UC Berkeley School of Information and Boalt Hall, the School of Law. She was appointed Visiting Professor of Law at...
Deborah Estrin is a professor of Computer Science at UCLA. She is the daughter of Gerald Estrin, also a UCLA Computer Science professor, and the sister of Judy Estrin. She is a pioneer in the field of embedded network sensing and is the director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA...
Duy-Loan T. Le is an engineer and the first woman and Asian to get elected to the rank of Texas Instruments Senior Fellow.-Early life:Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1962, to a Vietnamese-Muslim family , she fled to the U.S...
Leah H. Jamieson is an American engineering educator serving at present as the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University...
Helen Greiner is the co-founder of iRobot and currently CEO of CyPhyWorks.-Career:Helen Greiner holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in computer science, both from MIT...
Susan Landau is an American mathematician and engineer, as of 2011, a Visiting Scholar at the Computer Science Department, Harvard University....
Justine Cassell is an American professor and researcher interested in human-human conversation, human-computer interaction, and storytelling. Since August 2010 she has been the director of the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute .-Career:Justine Cassell was born in New York City...
Winifred Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker is the Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation and Chairperson and former Chief Executive Officer of the Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet...
||Mary Lou Jepsen
Mary Lou Jepsen is founder and CEO of Pixel Qi, a manufacturer of low-cost, low-power LCD screens for laptops. She was the first chief technology officer of One Laptop per Child .- Early life and education :...
Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards