Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Rating: 4.94 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Technology

Location: 1501 Page Mill Rd ms 1105 Palo Alto CA 94304 USA

Mission: 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.
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology accomplishes its mission through specific programs such as: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, Women of Vision Awards Banquet, the Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award, TechLeaders workshops, the Anita Borg, Denice Denton and Change Agent Awards, Online Communities including Systers and scholarships.
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650-236-4756
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Anita Borg Institute helped me get the word out about my iPhone app, leading to some great reviews and positive feedback from the community. Specifically, they are very active on Twitter and are instrumental in informing their community about key events, deadlines, and issues.

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They RT'ed my tweets! And their "I am a technical woman" video was great to show my daughter a quick snapshot of a few hundred role models. Also I've been to a couple of great events they sponsored and supported at the Computer History Museum.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Thanks, Carlos! We completely agree that K-12 is a critical part of the pipeline. Because our expertise and focus are on university and beyond, we work with partners like the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) K-12 Alliance and ACM's Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). CSTA is our partner on the K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop held at Grace Hopper in 2009 and also planned for this year's 2010 conference. For more on these organizations see: http://ncwit.org/alliance.k12.html http://www.csta.acm.org/

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The ABI is a fantastic organization. My experience with them, until lately, has been through the Grace Hopper Conference which is run annually and helps celebrate women in computing. I think that the most important thing about this organization is that it proves that women have a way of working, and creating change in the world that is honest, open, and value laden. Each year they manage to bring together over a thousand people, and they do it in a very personal way. The twitter feed is great, because it creates a sense of community is a desperate community of women and shares our accomplishments and echos our concerns. The Systers listserve, which I help with to organize and collect the posted links, is also invaluable. The initiatives that the ABI takes on are always done with care, and the outcomes are felt broadly through the entire community of CS professionals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my local community in Virginia Tech. We have had an increase in participation within our women in computing club, along with help in our retention efforts within computing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Thank you so much! We couldn't do it without volunteers like you! And while we blush at the idea we should change nothing, we are always working to increase our reach and impact.