Anita Borg Abie Awards 2018 – Win cash prizes and a trip to Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, TX

Anita Borg Abie Awards 2018 – Win cash prizes and a trip to Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, TX

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Nominations are open for the Abie Award 2018. At AnitaB.org, they celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. The Abie Awards honor these distinguished women, whose achievements and life stories demonstrate that each of us has the power to improve our world, individually and collectively.

At AnitaB.org, they envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. They connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Award

They honor the Abie Award winners at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) taking place from Sep. 26–28, 2018 in Houston, TX. Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC, and an expenses-paid trip to GHC.

2018 Categories

  1. The Technical Leadership Abie Award – The award is presented to a woman technologist who inspires the women’s technology community through outstanding technological contributions. The award includes a prize of $12,000.
  2. The Student of Vision Abie Award – This award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. The award includes a prize of $7,000.
  3. Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award: The Award recognizes a woman who is the builder of an innovative, ground-breaking, and game-changing technology venture startup (within a larger organization or not). The award includes a prize of $7,000.
  4. Emerging Leader Abie Award in honour of Denice Denton: Denice Denton was the first female dean of an engineering school at a major U.S. research university. The Award recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity. The award includes a prize of $7,000.
  5. Change Agent Abie Award: Representation of women in technology is a global issue. The Award honors an outstanding international woman (non-U.S. resident with an emphasis on developing countries) who created or expanded opportunities for girls and women in technology. The award covers the winner’s expenses to attend the conference and includes a prize of $7,000.

Eligibility

  • The Technical Leadership Abie Award:
    • The nominee has demonstrated leadership by undertaking sustained technical work that covers important new ground. Consider the breadth, depth, and sustained nature of her work as a technologist and a leader in her field.
    • The technical contributions of the nominee have strongly impacted business or society.
    • The nominee has deliberately acted to increase women’s impact, representation, and effectiveness in technology.
  • The Student of Vision Abie Award:
    • Undergraduate or graduate students may self-nominate for this award.
    • All submitting participants must be 18 years or older on September 1, 2018.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award:
    • The nominee has demonstrated exemplary leadership traits by starting and operating a new business, turning technologies into viable startups, transforming markets, and creating change. She motivates employees and team members and has a tangible track record to show it. She demonstrates success at implementing or promoting technology, developing and deploying innovative products, creative processes, or new business models.
    • The nominee has deliberately acted to increase women’s impact, representation, and effectiveness in technology. She is working to support and develop the next generation of powerful entrepreneurs.
    • The nominee is broadly recognized as a role model, formally or otherwise.
  • Emerging Leader Abie Award in honour of Denice Denton
    • Open to junior tenure-track (non-tenured) faculty members under the age of 40 at an academic or research institution.
    • Pursuing high-quality research in any field of engineering or physical sciences
    • Demonstrating a significant leadership capability
    • Contributing significantly to promote diversity in their environment
  • Change Agent Abie Award
    • Demonstrate leadership within their communities
    • Expand opportunities for and influence the careers of girls and women in technology
    • Demonstrate social, cultural, and behavioral impact on advancing women’s participation in technology
    • Recognized locally and are able to make gender and technology a regional/national issue

Application

For more information, visit Anita Borg Abie Award.

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