THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANITA BORG TO THE COMMISSION ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Anita Borg to serve as Member on the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Anita Borg, of Los Altos Hills, California, has been a member of the research staff at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center as well as the President and Founder of the Institute for Women and Technology since 1997. The Institute for Women and Technology will work internationally to increase the impact of women on technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women. Since 1996, Dr. Borg has worked with the multiracial steering committee for the Access by Design Project of the Center for Children and Technology to encourage the high tech industry to be more receptive to the needs of our entire diverse population. In 1998, she was inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. In 1994, she was listed as being one of the "Top 100 Women in Information Sciences", in Open Computing Magazine. In 1987, she founded Systers, an Internet based community for technical women. Since 1994, Dr. Borg has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Borg was a Consulting Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation. From 1985 to 1986, Dr. Borg was a Systems Consultant at Nixdorf Computer in Paderborn, Germany. From 1982 to 1985, Dr, Borg was a Senior Systems Designer at Auragen Systems Corporation.
Dr. Borg received her undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from New York University.
The Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology was established in the fall of 1998 to identify the opportunities for, and artificial barriers to, the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities in the fields of science, engineering, and technology development in academia, industry and government.