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 Borg’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 computing—a conference for women in computer science. Anita Borg died of brain cancer in 2003.
See Also: 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. http:// anitaborg.org/aboutus/about_anita.html.