Social Impact Abie Award

The Social Impact Abie Award recognizes those making a positive impact on society through technology. Nominees may have developed technology that caused social change or empowered underrepresented peoples.

The submission deadline was Thursday, May 25, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Opportunities for Award Recipient

  • The recipient is honored at Grace Hopper Celebration and invited to the Abie Award Ceremony on the Mainstage at GHC.
  • The award winner will also have a few speaking engagements throughout GHC on their work and accomplishments.
  • Trip to GHC (Includes lodging, GHC registration, and a stipend for travel and expenses during the event)
  • Additionally, recipients will receive $15,000.

Selection Criteria

Nominees have helped create or implement a disruptive technology that expands opportunities for women and non-binary people and improve the quality of life within society. Nominees are evaluated based on the following:

  • Technology Impact on Society: What is the type and degree of social change created by the nominee’s technology?
  • Technology Value and Growth Potential: Can the nominee continue to develop and expand the impact of the technology? What would be the ideal impact in 5 years and how does the nominee plan to get there?
  • Technical Role & Involvement: What has been the nominee’s level of involvement in developing or implementing the technology?
  • Impact on the Community of Women and Non-Binary Technologists: How has the nominee deliberately acted to increase women and non-binary’s impact, representation, and effectiveness in technology?
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