Anita Borg Social Impact Award : Nominations Due

The fifth Anita Borg Social Impact Award, an international prize, will honor an individual or team who has caused technology to have a positive impact on the lives of women and society or who has caused women to have a significant impact on the design and use of technology.

The recipient of the 2009 Anita Borg Social Impact Award will receive a $10,000 award and will be honored at the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference Awards Presentation to be held in Tucson, Arizona October 1, 2009.

Schedule :

Nomination packages due: April 30 2009

Award recipient notified: June 15 2009

Awards ceremony in Tucson, Arizona: October 1 2009

Selection Criteria

Impact will be measured by 1) the degree and type of social change, 2) the amount of women’s increased empowerment through the technology or increased influence over technology and 3) its sustainability and scalability.

The award recipient may have developed the technology, motivated social change and empowerment through that technology, or increased women’s influence over and decision-making about technology.

The award recipient must be available to participate in the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference Awards Presentation on October 1, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona.

Your nomination may be for a colleague or you may nominate yourself. Only completed submissions will be considered by the jury.


Contact Deanna Kosaraju at first name, the letter k at anitaborg dot org.

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