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Anita Borg Institute Announces Kara Swisher to Be Keynote Speaker for 2012 Women of Vision Awards Banquet

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PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- Kara Swisher, co-executive editor at All Things Digital, will be the Keynote Speaker for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 10, 2012. The annual Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards honor women making significant contributions to technology in three categories: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. The second Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Award will also be presented at the ceremony. The event will be emceed by Monica Kim, broadcast journalist.

Kara Swisher currently edits the tech and news site, AllThingsD.com. She started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, BoomTown, originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com. Previously, she covered breaking news about the Web's major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called Home Economics. With Walt Mossberg, she currently co-produces and co-hosts, D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

Previously, Ms. Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post. She is also the author of "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," published by Times Business Books in July 1998. The sequel, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future," was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Books.

She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

The Women of Vision Awards Banquet will be presented on May 10, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. Registration is now open with early bird pricing through February 17th and sponsorships are available.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

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 technological innovation. Our 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: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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