Innovation recognizes a woman who has contributed significantly to technology innovation. The innovation might be creating unusual and important technology or approaching developing technology in a significantly new and innovative way, such as by bringing diverse people and experiences together in the technology creation process.The winners will be honored at the Women of Vision Awards Dinner on April 30th 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.
Social Impact recognizes a woman who developed or applied technology with a significant impact on society and/or the community. These people are creating or employing technologies that are changing our world in positive ways.
Leadership recognizes a woman who has led an important technology development or innovation, made a significant contribution to the technology industry, and someone who inspires others.
The 2008 winners:
- Innovation: Helen Greiner, Co-founder and Chairman, iRobot
- Social Impact: Susan Landau, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
- Leadership Award: Justine Cassell, director of the Center for Technology and Social Behavior at Northwestern University, at AT&T Professor of Communication and Computer Science
Tags: Anita Borg Institute, Women of Vision Award