The Anita Borg Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Top Company for Women in Computing Award
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - The Anita Borg Institute, (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, today opened submissions for the 2014 Top Company for Women in Computing ABIE Award. Each year, ABI recognizes one company with an award for demonstrating measureable results in the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in technical jobs at all levels. Companies who receive the award are widely recognized as leaders in leveraging diverse talent for greater innovation. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2013.
The Top Company for Women in Computing ABIE Award measurements are grounded in organizational research and based on the applicant company's current quantitative metrics on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in technical roles as well as year-over-year improvement for women in each area across their technical workforce. To determine the winner, companies are evaluated on the basis of research-based industry benchmarks in hiring, retaining, and promoting women technologists across career levels. The evaluation criteria were formulated in cooperation with a social science advisory task force comprised of experts from disciplines including gender in organizations and women in computing.
"True change for women in computing will happen when organizations are places where women in technical roles can thrive," said Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. "That is why we work with companies year round helping them to build inclusive technical teams that can deliver the proven benefits of increased innovation, improved problem solving and group performance, and superior operational performance that gender diverse teams offer. This award is our chance to recognize and engage with the organizations that are most effectively working for this change."
Last year, Intel Corporation was the 2013 winner of the Top Company for Women in Computing ABIE Award. Intel achieved remarkable forward momentum on almost every Top Company metric, setting them apart from other companies competing for the award. Particularly impressive is their retention rate of women in technology roles, holding steady at only a 2% voluntary turnover rate in each of the last three years.
As a part of the review process, the Anita Borg Institute's team of experts will brief participating organizations and identify opportunities to help those companies to recruit, retain, and advance women in computing. Each company receives a confidential, custom report with unique peer benchmarking, which compares its performance to the aggregate performance of all other award applicants and to industry standards.
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 42 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org