Abie Award Winners

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Announcing the 2022 Abie Award Winners!

At AnitaB.org, we celebrate and highlight the success of women and non-binary technologists and those who support women in tech. Our Abie (pronounced AB-ee) Awards honor these distinguished leaders, whose achievements and life stories demonstrate that all of us have the power to improve our world, individually and collectively.

Abie Award Winners

Technical Leadership Abie Award Winner

CEO and Founder of insitro

2022 Technical Leadership Abie Award Winner Dr. Daphne Koller is CEO and Founder of insitro, a machine learning-driven drug discovery and development company transforming the way drugs are discovered and delivered to patients. She was the co-founder, co-CEO, and President of online education platform Coursera, the largest platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs), which has reached over 100M learners worldwide. She is also the co-founder of Engageli, an interactive digital learning platform aimed at improving learning outcomes.

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Student of Vision Abie Award Winner

2022 Student of Vision Abie Award Winner

Katherine is an expert in tech education, with experience in diversity, inclusion, and digital literacy. She loves to teach about robots, programming, and electronics as much as she loves her dog. Katherine is a problem solver, passionate, and committed to social change through tech and education. She studied Design and programming at Universidad Santo Tomas and has a diploma in education and an MSc from University College London. Katherine has spoken about her work internationally and organized the "Girl's Revolution" event. She founded 'Peep Tours,' an App supported by Start-Up Chile, where she was also a mentor for The S Factory. She is currently a Ph.D. (C) in Computer Sciences at Universidad Católica de Chile. Katherine is the co-founder of Tónico, a Video game studio. She also created the STEMtivista channel, where she brings people closer to technology. Katherine enjoys new cultures and has visited 36 countries but has her base camp in Chile. 

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Change Agent Abie Award Winner

Executive Director of Chicas en Tecnología

2022 Change Agent Abie Award Winner  Paula Coto is the Executive Director of Chicas en Tecnología, a NGO which seeks to reduce the technology gender gap in Argentina and Latin America.  CET promotes cultural change to construct a technology that contributes to gender equity by generating evidence on digital gender gaps, training and supporting adolescent women, and strengthening the ecosystem that makes their academic and professional development possible, reaching over 11,600 young women in 18 countries of Latin America. Paula dedicates her efforts to reducing the barriers that inhibit girls and young women from becoming interested, developing and remaining in STEM areas, especially at a key age in their lives when they decide on their vocations and professions.  

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Emerging Leader Abie Award Winner

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences – Northeastern University

2022 Emerging Leader Abie Award Winner  Dr. Kris Dorsey is an associate professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University. Previously, she was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego, a faculty member in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, and an MLK Visiting Associate Professor at the Media Lab at MIT. Kris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and earned her Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College.  

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Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award Winner

Co-founder and Board Member Confluent, Inc. Co-creator Apache Kafka, Technology Investor and Advisor 

2022 Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award Winner Neha Narkhede is an Indian American technology entrepreneur, the co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer, and currently board member of Confluent, a public technology company. As a LinkedIn software engineer, she helped develop the open source messaging system Apache Kafka now used by more than 80% of the Fortune 500. In 2014, she co-founded Confluent, which helps organizations process large amounts of data on Apache Kafka. Neha has been listed as one of America’s Top Self-Made Women by Forbes, Forbes’s Top 50 Women In Tech, MIT Tech Review’s Innovators under 35 and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People. Neha grew up in Pune, India, studied Computer Science at Georgia Tech and today advises and invests in numerous technology startups. 

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