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<h1 class="text-center">ANITA BORG</h1>
<h3 class="subheading"><strong>American computer scientist who advocated for women's advancement in technology.</strong></h3>
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<a>Anita Borg</a>
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<p>Anita Borg was the president and founding director of the Institute for Women and Technology, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing women's impact on technology and increasing the positive impact of technology on women worldwide.</p>
<p>"Although highly respected as a computer scientist, Dr Borg made her biggest mark as a champion and mentor for women in what traditionally been a man's field. Through the several programmes she founded, she became virtually synonymous with involving women in the emerging science." (New York Times)</p>
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<h3>TIME LINE:</h3>
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<li> <strong>1949:</strong> Born in Chicago, Illinois.
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<li><strong>1969:</strong> Dr Borg got her first programming job.
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<li><strong>1981:</strong> Earned a Doctorate in Computer Science from New York University.
<li><strong>1996:</strong> Developed and patented a method for generating complete address traces for analyzing and designing high-speed memory systems.
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<li><strong>1987:</strong> Co-Founded
<a href="https://anitaborg.org/get-involved/systers/" target=blanc> Systers</a>, the first online community for women in technology, well before the concept of an online community was a part of the mainstream.
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<li><strong>1993:</strong> Developed MECCA, an email and Web-based system for communicating in virtual communities.
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<li><strong>1994:</strong> Founded <a href="https://ghc.anitaborg.org/?_ga=2.250043462.1792555513.1502281643-1945030073.1500894403" target=blanc>the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.</a>
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<li><strong>1997:</strong> Founded the Institute for Women and Technology. She passionately believed in working for greater representation of technical women. Her goal was to have 50% representation for women in computing by 2020.
<li><strong>1999:</strong>President Clinton appointed Anita to the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology.
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<li><strong>2002:</strong>She received the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. </li>
<li>She was a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. </li>
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<a>Dr. Anita Borg argues women have to be involved in creating <br>the technology that is changing the world.</a>
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<p><strong>“The Internet enables us to share the ideas we have without having to create another hierarchy." - Dr A. Borg.</strong></p>
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<h5><strong>Sources:</strong></h5>
<a href="https://anitaborg.org/"target=blanc>Anita Borg Institute</a>
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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/10/us/anita-borg-54-trailblazer-for-women-in-computer-field.html" target=blanc>The New York Times</a>
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<a href="http://ethw.org/Oral-History:Anita_Borg"target=blanc>Engineering and Technology History-Oral-History:Anita Borg</a>
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