Anita Borg



Anita Borg was born on January 17, 1949 and was one of the few female computer scientists with a PH.D in 1981 when she received her graduate degree from New York University. After attending an industry conference in 1987 she realized how few women attended conferences so she began Systers, an email list community of mentors providing information and support for women in computing. She also was the founding director of the Institute of Women and Technology later renamed in her honor to the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.