2. Anita Borg

“Until Systers came into existence, the notion of a global ‘community of women in computer science’ did not exist.”


Quotes by Anita Borg

  1. I believe women think differently.
  2. If we want technology to serve society rather than enslave it, we have to build systems accessible to all people – be they male or female, young, old, disabled, computer wizards or technophobes.
  3. If women want to ensure themselves a meaningful place in the future, they need to be among those determining how the technology will be used. They need to be among those deciding whether it will be the great leveler or simply serve to worsen social divisions.
  4. It doesn’t help to just get women’s opinions and then turn them over to an all-white-male engineering team.
  5. Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
  6. None of these devices address that women keep track of many people’s lives, not just their own.
  7. The Internet does not have a reputation as being a particularly civilized place.
  8. The Internet enables us to share the ideas we have without having to create another hierarchy.
  9. The stereotypes really play into what kinds of companies women can get funded for.
  10. There is still a perception that the way women are isn’t necessarily what you need for the powerhouse start-ups.
  11. Until Systers came into existence, the notion of a global ‘community of women in computer science’ did not exist.
  12. We’re at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.
  13. Women are starting something like twice as many companies as men, but the money is primarily going to companies started by men.
  14. Women will change the corporation more than we expect.