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Anita Borg Institute - Women Of Vision Winners Announced

Posted by Tom Foremski - March 1, 2010

The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology has announced its 2010 Women of Vision award winners:

Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary for Energy, Department of Energy

Kristina M. Johnson is the Women of Vision Award winner in the Leadership category. Kristina Johnson is recognized for her work as both Under Secretary of Energy and as an academic. As Under Secretary of Energy, she is working on the plan to achieve an 83 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050.

Kathleen R. McKeown, Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Kathleen R. McKeown is the Women of Vision Award winner in the Innovation category. McKeown has made seminal contributions to the natural language processing (NLP) area, also called Computational Linguistics (CL), within the general areas of artificial intelligence, information extraction, and human machine interaction. More specifically, McKeown has made pioneering contributions to natural language generation; this field of research focuses on enabling computers to effectively utilize natural language.

Lila Ibrahim, General Manager, Emerging Markets Platform Group, Intel Corporation

Lila Ibrahim is the Women of Vision Award winner in the Social Impact category. Ibrahim is responsible for leading the research, definition, development, and marketing of technologies that are specifically designed for education worldwide. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to Intel Chairman Craig Barrett where she led the Digital Village Initiative to deliver technology projects which advanced Education, Health, and e-Governance from the Amazon to Africa. Ibrahim also established two computer facilities at the Druze Orphanage in Abey, Lebanon.

There will be an awards banquet on May 12 with a keynote by Arrianna Huffington, co-founder the Huffington Post.

The Anita Borg Institute focuses on women who can be role models for other women. Connecting Women and Technology ยป Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

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Please see:

Thoughtleaders: Where are the women in technology? Anita Borg Institute aims to shake things up

Anita Borg on why there should be more women technologists


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