In the 1990s, Anita Borg became known among computer
scientists for her lead in a global effort to redesign the link between women
and technology. Although BorgÂ’s cutting-edge efforts in developing tools for
predicting the performance of microprocessor memory systems was recognized
internationally, she is especially recognized for her activism on behalf of
women in computing. For example, Borg created Systers, an international
electronic network linking 2,500 computer science women in 25 countries. With
Telle Whitney, the vice president of engineering at Malleable Technologies Inc.,
Borg cofounded the Grace Hopper
Celebration of Women in computingÂ—a conference for women in computer science.
Anita Borg died of brain cancer in 2003.
Hopper, Grace Murray.
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. About Anita Borg. [Online,
September 30, 2004.] Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Website.