SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

March 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Anita Borg Institute Celebrates International Women's Day

Google's International Women's Day Website Offers the Opportunity to Donate to Institute via Google Checkout

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) announced today that in celebration of International Women's Day, Google is making it easy for people all over the world to support the Anita Borg Institute's work to increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of technical women. Google's International Women's Day website offers the opportunity to donate to ABI via Google Checkout. The campaign highlights over 40 women's organizations around the world working in the fields of women's economic security, education, empowerment, equality, health and safety. Each year on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to celebrate International Women's day. These events inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

"The Anita Borg Institute is proud to be included in Google's International Women's Day effort. Our mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and to increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women," said Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. "We share a common vision with Google and the many others that celebrate the day in order to keep the world wide issues of women in the forefront. Through our programs such as Systers, the Anita Borg Change Awards, as well as our newest efforts the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India and TechWomen, we reach a global audience who are interested in these issues. This year we have also announced our first annual Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women as well as our Women of Vision Award Winners to help us celebrate technical women."

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft, HP, CA Technologies, Cisco, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Motorola Foundation, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, and Raytheon. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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