Founding Systers

Below are the original 13 “Founding Systers” for the email list Anita created in 1987. Thanks in large part to Dr. Anita Jones, who tracked down the original Systers.

Professional affiliation in 1987 is in parentheses. Second affiliation is current as of 2012.

Anita Borg – (DEC SRC) Founding Systers’ Keeper – deceased

Stella Atkins – (SFU) Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University

Miche Baker-Harvey – (DEC) Member of Technical Staff, Google

Carla Ellis – (Duke) Professor Emerita, Duke University

Joan Francioni – (MTU) Professor, Winona State University

Susan Gerhart – (MCC) Retired

Anita Jones – (CMU) University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia

Rivka Ladin – (MIT) Consultant, DKS Consulting

Barbara Liskov – (MIT) Institute Professor, MIT

Sherri Menees Nichols – (CMU) Community volunteer in education and politics

Susan Owicki – (DEC SRC) Counselor, Stanford University

Liuba Shrira – (MIT) Professor, Brandeis University

Karen Sollins – (MIT) Principal Research Scientist, MIT