SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

September 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Anita Borg Institute Opens Women of Vision Award Nominations

Awards Celebrate Technical Women Who Demonstrate Social Impact, Innovation and Leadership

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2012) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today it has opened nominations for the eighth Women of Vision Awards. The Women of Vision Awards honor women making significant contributions to technology in three categories: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. Nominees may be submitted by high-tech companies, universities, private industry, and the general public. Nominations will be accepted at until December 14, 2012.

The Innovation award recognizes a woman who has contributed significantly to technology innovation. The innovation might be creating unusual and important technology or approaching developing technology in a significantly new and innovative way, such as by bringing diverse people and experiences together in the technology creation process.

The Social Impact award recognizes a woman who developed or applied technology with a significant impact on society and/or the community. These people are creating or employing technologies that are changing our world in positive ways.

The Leadership award recognizes a woman who has led an important technology development or innovation, made a significant contribution to the technology industry, and someone who inspires others.

"The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards are an opportunity for the community to acknowledge and celebrate the technological contributions of women -- where they often go unrecognized. These awards clearly articulate how women innovate, leveraging technology in unique ways. The women who receive these awards are role models who inspire present and future generations of technical women," said Telle Whitney, President and CEO.

The Women of Vision Awards will be presented on May 9, 2013, at a dinner banquet celebration in Santa Clara, California. For more information about the 2012 Women of Vision Award winners, visit Videos of the past Women of Vision winners and keynotes are available on the Anita Borg Institute YouTube Channel.

In addition, applications for the Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award are being accepted until October 15, 2012. The third Top Company Award, recognizing a corporate leader in the representation and advancement of women, will be presented at the Women of Vision Awards Banquet.

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. 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, Dell, 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, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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