Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards 2018

2018 nominations now open: The annual Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology. Awardees will be leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, and their service and mentorship to foster inclusion in the field.

The Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards are made in four categories:


The Executive Leadership Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership by supporting the professional development and promotion of women in technology within their companies, organizations, or the field at large.


The Academic Leadership Award recognizes senior leaders in academia or national labs who have a demonstrated record of technical accomplishment and have encouraged or mentored young scholars or colleagues.


The Early Career Award recognizes promising young women in technology fields of industry, academia, or the public sector.


The Next Generation Engagement Award recognizes organizations or programs that encourage girls or young women to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Learn more about Women in Tech Initiative at UC: http://witi.berkeley.edu

Presented by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of CaliforniaCITRIS and the Banatao Institute, and the UC Berkeley College of Engineering.

For event questions and sponsorship opportunities please contact: Jill Finlayson, Director, Women in Technology Initiative, witi@berkeley.edu


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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