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ANITAB.ORG RECOGNIZES FIVE LEADING WOMEN TECHNOLOGISTS WITH 2019 ABIE AWARDS
Women Awarded for Their Exceptional Contributions to Innovation, Education, and Social Impact in the Technology Field
AnitaB.org, the non-profit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce and host of the global AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) series, today announced the winners of the 2019 Abie Awards in five categories: Technical Leadership, Social Impact, Educational Innovation, Emerging Technologist, and Student of Vision. The Abie Awards celebrate and highlight the successes of women technologists and those who support women in tech.
The 2019 Abie Award winners are:
Technical Leadership Abie Award: Dr. Fei-Fei Li (Palo Alto, CA)
Social Impact Abie Award: Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Educational Innovation Abie Award: Yamilée Toussaint Beach (NYC, NY)
Emerging Technologist Abie Award: Dr. Natalya Bailey (Boston, MA)
Student of Vision Abie Award: Jhillika Kumar (Atlanta, GA / Dubai, UAE)
“The 2019 Abie Award honorees exemplify the power that all of us have to improve our world through technology,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. “In addition to their technical achievements, every individual honored has also built a pathway to her industry for the next generation of women technologists. We’re proud to highlight the accomplishments of these inspirational leaders.”
Each year, the Abie Award winners are honored, and their accomplishments are highlighted, at Grace Hopper Celebration. Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at the conference, and an expenses-paid trip to attend. The world’s largest gathering of women technologists, the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 19), will be held October 1-4 in Orlando, FL.
AnitaB.org is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce. AnitaB.org engages with tens of thousands of women and leading organizations around the world to build diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. Founded in 1997 by our namesake, computer science visionary Anita Borg, our organization works toward a future where the teams that create technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.