Who Inspire Us
Borg was a member of the research staff at Xerox's Palo Alto Research
Center. She was also 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.
receiving her Ph.D. from New York University, Borg worked for four
years on a fault tolerant operating system for Auragen Systems Corporation
in New Jersey and then with Nixdorf Computer in Germany. She spent
1986 to 1997 at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she developed
and patented a performance analysis method for high-speed memory
systems. During that time, she also developed Mecca, a system for
communicating in virtual communities.
of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Borg is also
a leader on women's computing issues in the Association for Computing
Machinery, the Computing Research Association and the National Academy
has received many awards, including the Pioneer Award from the Electronic
Frontier Foundation and the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award from the
Association of Women in Computing. In 1998, she was inducted into
the Hall of Fame of Women in Technology International.
Read the transcript of the GirlGeeks
chat with Anita Borg.