The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded exclusively by donations from the Systers Online Community, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

Women of all ages (over 18), nationalities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2012 round is April 11, 2012 at 12:00noon PST (UT-8). Reference letters are due on April 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST (UT-8).

If you would like to apply, or know of a woman in technology who would like to apply, you can read about the awards at: .
Guidelines for completing the online application form for this award are
available online at: The application form for the Spring 2012 cycle of the Systers Pass-it-on Awards is online at:

Please help publicize the PIO awards to your professional and social networks and encourage your peers to apply.

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