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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 have the power to improve our world, individually and collectively.

We honor our Abie Award winners at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) each year with 2020 being our first Virtual GHC. Each winner receives a cash prize and, an opportunity to speak at Virtual GHC.

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 Virtual GHC 20.

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2020 Abie Awards: Nominations Closed

Technical Leadership Abie Award

Presented at GHC 19 and GHC 20
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 19 and GHC 20
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.

Presented at GHC 20
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

Presented at GHC 20
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 20
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 an inspiring woman in the first 10 years of her technology career. She uses her leadership and technological talents in high impact initiatives, and is making important contributions to the advancement of women in technology.

Educational Innovation Abie Award

Presented at GHC 19
The Educational Innovation Abie Award in Honor of A. Richard Newton recognizes educators for developing innovative teaching practices and approaches that attract girls and women to computing, engineering, and math in K-12 or undergraduate education.

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.