SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

July 30, 2012 10:00 ET

Anita Borg Institute Opens Call for Applications for 2013 Top Company for Technical Women Award

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has opened submissions for the 2013 Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award. The award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated measureable results in the recruitment, retention and advancement of technical women at all levels. Companies who receive the award are widely recognized as leaders in leveraging diverse talent for greater innovation. The 2012 Top Company for Technical Women winner was American Express. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2012.

Grounded in organizational research and based on quantitative data, the award measures companies' representation of technical women as well as year-over-year improvement in women's representation. To determine the winning organization, companies are evaluated on the basis of benchmarks in representation and demonstrated improvement. The set of evaluation criteria was formulated in cooperation with a social science advisory task force comprised of four academic experts on disciplines including gender in organizations and women in computing.

The Anita Borg Institute's team of experts consults with each organization on its data and identifies opportunities to help the company recruit, retain and advance technical women. Each organization receives a confidential, custom report with unique peer benchmarking comparing its performance to the aggregate performance of all the other applicants and research-based industry standards.

The winning organization will be featured at the Top Company for Technical Women workshop and recognized at the 2013 Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards banquet on May 9, 2013.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
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. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Amazon, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP,, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, Neustar, Raytheon, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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