by Meridith Levinson

Anita Borg Institute Announces Women of Vision Award Winners

Mar 02, 2010

Women of Vision awards recognize women who've made significant contributions to technology.

The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology announced the winners of its 2010 Women of Vision Awards.  The honorees are:

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

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

Lila Ibrahim, General Manager, Emerging Markets Platform Group, Intel Corp.

The Women of Vision Awards recognize women who make significant contributions to technology in three areas: innovation, leadership and social impact. To be selected for the award, women have to demonstrate “consistent, significant contributions to technology innovation and application”; effect positive changes in the way technology impacts society; or demonstrate leadership in the technology industry, according to The Anita Borg Institute.

McKeown’s contributions to natural language processing in artificial intelligence, information extraction and human-machine interaction distinguished her for the innovation category.

Johnson’s roles as Under Secretary for Energy and as dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering garnered her a Women of Vision award in the leadership category. At the Department of Energy, Johnson is working on a plan to achieve an 83 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. At Duke, she led the expansion of the engineering school.  

Ibrahim’s work for Intel scored in the social impact area. She currently leads the research, definition, development and marketing of technologies specifically intended for education worldwide. Previously, Ibrahim led Intel’s Digital Village Initiative, which delivers technology projects that advance education, health and e-governance in the developing world.

Congratulations McKeown, Johnson and Lila! Thank you for your work and dedication.