Abie Awards

Celebrating the achievements
of women and non-binary technologists.

2022 Abie Award Nominations are Open!



Submissions Close on February 28 at 5 p.m. PT.

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

We honor our Abie Award winners each year at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Each winner receives a cash prize and, an opportunity to speak at GHC.

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Note: We present the Technical Leadership and the Student of Vision Abie Awards every year at GHC, while the remaining six awards are presented bi-annually. The Technology Entrepreneurship, Emerging Leader, and Change Agent Abie Awards will be presented at GHC 22.

Technical Leadership
Abie Award

The Technical Leadership Abie Award is our most prestigious award and celebrates a woman or non-binary technologist 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. Presented at vGHC 21 and GHC 22.

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Student of Vision
Abie Award

The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women and non-binary technologists 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. Presented at vGHC 21 and GHC 22.

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Change Agent
Abie Award

Representation of women in technology is a global issue. The Change Agent Abie Award honors an outstanding international woman or non-binary technologist (non-U.S. resident with an emphasis on developing countries) who created or expanded opportunities for girls and women in technology. Presented at GHC 22.

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Emerging Leader
Abie Award

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. Presented at GHC 2022.

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Technology Entrepreneurship
Abie Award

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. Presented at GHC 22.

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Previous Winners

2021 Technical Leadership Abie Award Winner
Dr. Nuria Oliver
2021 Student of Vision Abie Award Winner
Ainura Sagyn
2020 Change Agent Abie Award Winner
Dr. Jess Wade
Dr. Nuria Oliver

2020 Emerging Leader Abie Award Winner
Olga Russakovsky
2020 Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award Winner
Tracy Young

Social Impact
Abie Award

The Social Impact Abie Award recognizes those making a positive impact on society as a whole via technology. Nominees may have developed technology that caused social change or empowered underrepresented peoples. Presented at vGHC 21.

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Educational Innovation
Abie Award

in Honor of A. Richard Newton

The Educational Innovation Abie Award in Honor of A. Richard Newton recognizes educators for developing innovative teaching practices and approaches that attract female students to computing, engineering, and math in K-12 or undergraduate education. Newton was a professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, a pioneer in electronic design automation and integrated circuit design, and a visionary leader in the technology industry. Presented at vGHC 21.

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Emerging Technologist
Abie Award

The Emerging Technologist Abie Award recognizes a midcareer woman or non-binary technologist in the first 10 years of her technical career. She uses her leadership and technological talents in high impact initiatives, and is making important contributions to the advancement of women in technology. Presented at vGHC 21.

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Previous Winners

2021 Social Impact Abie Award Winner
Dr. Dieuwertje Kast
2021 Educational Innovation Abie Award Winner
Lisa Hauser
2021 Emerging Technologist Abie Award Winner
Eden Canlilar
Lisa Hauser

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