Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Opens Women of Vision Awards Nominations

Awards Celebrate Women Technologists Who Demonstrate Innovation and Leadership, and Whose Work Has Significant Social Impact.

Palo Alto, CA, October 01, 2008 --( The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today it has opened nominations for the fourth annual 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 online at until January 9, 2009.

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.

“We are pleased to open this year’s Women of Vision Awards nominations and look forward to learning about the amazing achievements of women technologists across the country and around the world,” said Dr. Telle Whitney, CEO, Anita Borg Institute. “They not only use the power of technology in innovative ways that make them leaders in their respective fields, they are also strong role models for women of all generations and earn this recognition because they have a unique vision of using technology to improve our world.”

The Women of Vision Awards will be presented on April 30 at a banquet celebration in Silicon Valley. For more information about previous Women of Vision Award winners, visit .

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 Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Intel, SAP, Juniper Networks, National Science Foundation, National Center for Women and Information Technology, IBM, Symantec, Computer Associates, NetApp, and Capgemini. For more information, visit


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