July 29, 2008

Anita Borg Institute Names William Wulf Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) announced today that William Wulf, Professor University of Virginia, has been elected chair of its Board of Trustees, replacing Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, who will remain a board member.

Dr. Wulf has served on the ABI Board of Trustees for 11 years. Former president of the National Academy of Engineering, he received the first Computer Science Ph.D. ever awarded at the University of Virginia. He served as a faculty member at Carnegie-Mellon University, as chairperson of Tartan Laboratories, and as assistant director of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wulf is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, he has directed more than 25 Ph.D. theses and is the author or co-author of three books and more than 40 papers.

"Dr Wulf's depth and breadth of experience make him the ideal choice to head ABI's board," said Dr. Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. "He is universally respected by both our academic and corporate constituencies and his unique talents and insights will be invaluable as we work together to fulfill our mission of delivering initiatives that change the world for women in technology."

"As a founding member of the Board of Trustees, I am very proud of the Anita Borg Institute's progress toward increasing the impact of women on all aspects of technology," said Dr. Wulf. "I look forward to leading the board in its efforts to continue connecting women and technology in more powerful and meaningful ways."

The Board of Trustees is composed of 15 members who collectively have vast experience leading technology companies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Vice-chair Bill Unger is partner emeritus of Mayfield Fund and has served on the board for five years. Other board members include leaders from IBM, Google, Microsoft, HP, Intel, UC San Diego, and SmartForest Ventures.

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. 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: Google, Microsoft Corporation, HP, Sun, Cisco, Intel, SAP, Juniper Networks, NSF, NCWIT, IBM, Symantec, Computer Associates, NetApp, and Capgemini. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.