PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today it has opened the Call for Nominations for three awards: the Anita Borg Social Impact, Anita Borg Technical Leadership and the Denice Denton Emerging Leader Awards. Nominees may be submitted by high-tech companies, universities, private industry, and the general public. One winner will be selected in each category.

The Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award recognizes a tenure-track (non-tenured) faculty member (under the age of 40) at an academic or research institution who is pursuing high quality research in engineering or physical sciences, while contributing significantly to promote diversity in his/her environment. The award winner will receive a $5,000 prize.

The Anita Borg Social Impact Award honors an individual or team who has caused technology to have a positive impact on the lives of women and society, or who have caused women to have a significant impact on the design and use of technology. The award recipient will receive a $10,000 prize.

The Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding woman technical leader. Nominees are women who have inspired the women's technology community through outstanding technological and social contributions and, through their leadership, have increased the impact of women on technology. The award recipient will receive a $10,000 prize.

The awards will be presented on October 4, 2012, at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, Maryland. Nominations will be accepted at until April 13, 2012.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon,, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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