Pass It On Awards

The Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.

These awards are funded by generous donations from Systers, our online community founded by Anita Borg in 1987, and other members of the community.


View 2022 Pass it On Award Winners

Any woman over 18 may apply, though she must be in or aspiring to be in computing fields.

We encourage applications covering a variety of needs and projects including:

  • Assistance with studies, job transfers, or other transitions in life
  • A broader project that benefits girls and women
  • Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field
  • Assistance with educational fees and materials
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing

Application Dates

2023 Applications opening soon!


Want to support this network of women? You may donate online by clicking the donate button below. and accepts all major credit cards.

You may also donate by mailing a check to

Attn: Systers Pass It On Awards
Anita Borg Institute
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard
Suite 110
San Mateo, CA 94402

Make checks payable to the Anita Borg Institute.


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