We are proud to announce the 2010 Women of Vision Award Winners:
Lila Ibrahim, Kathleen McKeown and Kristina Johnson
Connecting Women and Technology
We are women technologists. We use technology to connect our communities. We create technology because it is who we are ??? intelligent, creative and driven. We lead with compassion and a belief in inclusion. We develop competitive products and find solutions to problems that impact our lives, our nation, our world. Together, through the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), we are inventing a better future. Working with men that believe in our mission, we are changing the world for women and technology.
The Anita Borg Institute has several initiatives to promote and celebrate women in technology. The 2010 Women of Vision awards celebrate women who have made significant achievements in 3 areas.
For Innovation: Kathleen McKeown, Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
For Social Impact: Lila Ibrahim, General Manager, Emerging Markets Platform Group, Intel Corporation
For Leadership: Kristina Johnson, Ph.D., Under Secretary for Energy at the Department of Energy
This excerpt of a post from Katy Dickinson at SanJose.MetBlogs.com shows why this is important!
“I have referred dozens of young women to the 2008 WOV talk by Helen Greiner. Any girl geek who feels too alone in her love of technology will be encouraged by the amazing founder of iRobot saying that when she was young ???not one person told me I should be an Engineer??? and ???we need diversity of perspectives ??? more women???s life experiences influencing our directions and designs???.