Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Announces Women Of Vision Auction Fundraiser on Ebay


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The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) announced today its first Women of Vision Auction Fundraiser. The auction, which goes live on eBay on April 28, 2008, will include unique opportunities to meet with members of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, sponsors and key advisers at or near their place of business.

“The ABI Board of Trustees are technology leaders who are actively engaged in the Institute’s work of helping organizations recruit, retain and advance technical women and enhance their impact on technology and the world,” said Telle Whitney, CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute. “We are very grateful to them for donating their time to this worthy cause. The lunch meetings with our board members and sponsors are opportunities for people to get the attention of these major industry leaders.”

The auction will run for 11 days and will close at the Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 8. Computers will be available on site to enable banquet attendees to make last minute bids, but attendance is not required to win.

Auction items include lunches with:

• Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President Engineering & Research, Google
• Bill Unger, Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund
• Fran Berman, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego
• Justin Rattner, Chief Technical Officer, Intel
• Kathy Hill, Senior Vice President Access Networking and Services Group, Cisco Systems
• Penny Herscher, President and CEO, firstRain
• Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President Research, Microsoft
• Telle Whitney, President and CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
• Rami Branitzky, Managing Director, SAP Labs North America

Also being auctioned are:

• A 10 x14-inch watercolor painting created at the winner’s request by Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
• A full-day coaching session with Isabella Conti, Principal and Founder of the management consulting firm Lisardco

All rules and restrictions will be listed on the auction site. For more details, see

The Women of Vision Awards Banquet will begin at 6:00 pm on May 8, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Tables and tickets may be purchased online at Event sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, the Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technology innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Google, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Juniper Networks, National Science Foundation, Symantec, NetApp, and Capgemini. For more information, visit


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