Nominations for the 2018 Abie Awards are closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

At, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. Our Abie (pronounced AB-ee) Awards honor these distinguished women, whose achievements and life stories demonstrate that all of us has the power to improve our world, individually and collectively.

We honor our Abie Award winners at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC, and an expenses-paid trip to GHC.

Note: Aside from the Technical Leadership Abie Award and the Student of Vision Abie Award, which we present every year, we alternate which awards we present at GHC. We have labeled which awards are for GHC 18 and which are for GHC 19 in the descriptions below.

Annual Abie Awards – Nominations Closed

Technical Leadership Abie Award

Presented at GHC 18
The Technical Leadership Abie Award is our most prestigious award and celebrates a woman who led or developed a product, process, or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Eligible nominees must work on projects that require deep technical knowledge and must demonstrate a commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology.

Student of Vision Abie Award

Presented at GHC 18
The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. Undergraduate or graduate students may self-nominate for this award.

2018 Abie Awards – Nominations Closed

Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award

Presented at GHC 18
As creating women-led startups is challenging, we celebrate the achievements of those who triumph despite the odds. We give this award to a builder of a technology venture. She transforms markets by implementing, developing, or promoting technology, creative processes, or new business models.

Emerging Leader Abie Award in Honor of Denice Denton

Presented at GHC 18
Denice Denton was the first female dean of an engineering school at a major U.S. research university. In honor of her memory, we present this award to a junior, non-tenured faculty member for high-quality research and significant impact on diversity.

Change Agent Abie Award

Presented at GHC 18
Representation of women in technology is a global issue. The Change Agent Abie Award honors an outstanding international woman (non-U.S. resident with an emphasis on developing countries) who created or expanded opportunities for girls and women in technology.

2019 Abie Awards – Nominations Closed

Emerging Technologist Abie Award

Presented at GHC 19
The Emerging Technologist Abie Award recognizes a woman who has served in a significant leadership role in advancing technology, with a strong focus on increasing women’s representation and success in the field. Unlike the Technical Leadership award, nominees do not need to have a technical background.

Social Impact Abie Award

Presented at GHC 19
The Social Impact Abie Award recognizes those making a positive impact on women, technology and society. Nominees may have developed technology that caused social change or empowered women and increased their influence.