Famous Women in Computing, ABI Advisory Board

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Today, the Anita Borg Institute Board of Advisors met, hosted by Cisco in San Jose, California. What an inspiring and accomplished group of technical leaders! It is an honor and pleasure to serve with them.

In the meeting, Elizabeth Ames (ABI Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Alliances) passed out copies of a card listing Famous Women in Computing from the 1840s -2000s. The card honors Ada Lovelace, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Grete Hermann, The ENIAC Programmers, Katherine Johnson, Grace Hopper, Erna Schneider Hoover, Lynn Conway, Irene Grief, Radia Perlman, Adele Goldberg, Anita Borg, Frances Allen, and Deborah Estrin.  The information for the card came from the CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing – a project I have been working on with a great team since 2009. Such a pleasure to see our work in print! The cards will be distributed at tomorrow’s Women of Vision awards.

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Photo copyright by Katy Dickinson 2014. “Famous Women in Computing” document copyright by the Anita Borg Institute 2014 – used with permission.

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