PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today announced the winners of the 2013 Women of Vision Awards and the Top Company For Technical Women Award, to be presented at the 2013 Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 9, 2013.
The Women of Vision Award winners include: Genevieve Bell, Director of Interaction and Experience Research in Intel Labs, recognized for leadership; Vicki Hanson, Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research, recognized for social impact; and Maja Matarić, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, recognized for innovation. (For more on the Women of Vision winners.)
This year's Top Company for Technical Women Award winner is Intel Corporation. Intel's impressive forward momentum on almost every Top Company metric set them apart from other companies competing for the award. In particular, Intel has worked hard to retain technical women and enjoys one of the lowest voluntary turnover rates among technical women, holding steady at 2%. CA Technologies was chosen as a finalist, also for its forward momentum. (For more on the Top Company Award winner and finalist)
According to Dr. Telle Whitney, ABI's president and CEO, this year's individual award winners represent the substantial achievements and contributions that women are making in technical roles.
"ABI is proud to recognize Genevieve's, Vicki's, and Maja's achievements and the contributions they have made in their fields. Additionally, we are delighted to recognize Intel for their success in recognizing, valuing, and rewarding the capabilities of technical women," said Dr. Whitney.
The 2013 Awards' Criteria
The Women of Vision Awards honor women who have made significant contributions in high technology fields. The award winners were chosen from among highly qualified candidates for their outstanding achievements and important contributions to technology in innovation, effecting positive changes to the way technology serves society, and for their meaningful leadership in the technology industry which extends beyond the workplace.
The Top Company for Technical Women Award recognizes companies for having demonstrated measurable results in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women at all levels throughout their corporations. The data reviewed included the percentage of women working in these positions from entry to executive level, and attrition and promotion rates for technical women, taking into account data for 2011 as well as change over the prior year.
"Winning this award is not only a great honor for Intel but further validation of our continual efforts to attract, retain and develop the best employees in the world, and demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our team with the most innovative and brightest minds in technology," said Brian Krzanich, executive vice president and COO of Intel.
The Women of Vision Awards and the Top Company for Technical Women Award will be presented at ABI's 8th annual Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 9 in Santa Clara, CA. The banquet will also feature a keynote address from Diane M. Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group for Intel Corporation.
Registration for the Women of Vision Awards Banquet is open through April 25. More information and online registration can be found at http://anitaborg.org Sponsorship opportunities are available. Current event sponsors include: Lockheed Martin, NetApp, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and eBay.
About The Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute works to advance women in computer science and engineering roles globally. ABI provides resources and programs that help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and advance technical women to meet the growing global need for technology workers and to increase technological innovation. ABI programs inspire technical women, foster community and provide tools to help them develop their careers. The Institute works with industry partners to make the global technology workplace more welcoming to women. ABI partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org
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