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Women Awarded for Their Exceptional Contributions to Innovation,
Education, and Social Impact in the Technology Field, the non-profit social enterprise committed to increasing the
representation of women technologists in the global workforce and host
of the global Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) series, today
announced the winners of the 2019 Abie Awards in five categories:
Technical Leadership, Social Impact, Educational Innovation, Emerging
Technologist, and Student of Vision. The Abie Awards celebrate and
highlight the successes of women technologists and those who support
women in tech.

The 2019 Abie Award winners are:

Technical Leadership Abie Award: Dr.
Fei-Fei Li
 (Palo Alto, CA)

Social Impact Abie Award: Dr.
Nimmi Ramanujam
(Raleigh-Durham, NC)

Educational Innovation Abie Award: Yamilée
Toussaint Beach
 (NYC, NY)

Emerging Technologist Abie Award: Dr.
Natalya Bailey
 (Boston, MA)

Student of Vision Abie Award: Jhillika
 (Atlanta, GA / Dubai, UAE)

“The 2019 Abie Award honorees exemplify the power that all of us have to
improve our world through technology,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson,
President and CEO of “In addition to their technical
achievements, every individual honored has also built a pathway to her
industry for the next generation of women technologists. We’re proud to
highlight the accomplishments of these inspirational leaders.”

Each year, the Abie Award winners are honored, and their accomplishments
are highlighted, at Grace Hopper Celebration. Each winner receives a
cash prize, an opportunity to speak at the conference, and an
expenses-paid trip to attend. The world’s largest gathering of women
technologists, the 2019 Grace
Hopper Celebration
(GHC 19), will be held October 1-4 in Orlando, FL.

About is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the
representation of women technologists in the global workforce. engages with tens of thousands of women and leading
organizations around the world to build diverse and inclusive workplace
cultures. Founded in 1997 by our namesake, computer science visionary
Anita Borg, our organization works toward a future where the teams that
create technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.

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