The Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women technologists, announced that Laura Mather, founder and CEO of Talent Sonar, will receive the 2017 ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship. The award will be presented as part of the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held October 4–7 in Orlando, Florida.
Laura created a comprehensive, scientific platform that raises the bar on recruitment, ultimately delivering higher quality candidates to any organization. The technology helps mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace and advance the careers of women and people of color. Throughout her career, Mather has made it a priority to advance women in technology and nontraditional fields. She was an Everwise mentor, guiding high-potential proteges through their business ventures and developing their leadership capabilities.
“The Anita Borg Institute is thrilled to honor Laura with the 2017 ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship,” said Telle Whitney, the organization’s CEO and President. “From her work creating innovative software solutions for eBay and the National Security Agency to her current focus on using technology to remove bias from the hiring process, Laura serves as a role model for all women technologists.”
The ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship recognizes women who are builders of innovative, groundbreaking, and game-changing technology startup ventures. Award winners provide strong role models for young women by turning technologies into viable businesses, transforming markets, and creating change.
“To have won this award and be recognized by the Anita Borg Institute puts me in the company of many amazing women, It is an honor, and I’m committed to driving change for all women technologists” Mather said.
Talent Sonar uses a values-based hiring approach. This helps companies identify the key capacities candidates need to thrive in their unique corporate environment. Talent Sonar operationalizes talent acquisition best practices to structure the entire hiring process. Which ensures companies emphasize values and ignore unconscious bias at each step. This results in a more diverse pool of candidates and teams who outperform their competitors.
About the ABIE Awards
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Computing celebrates and highlights the success of women technologists. As well as, those who support women in technology. ABIE Awards honor these distinguished women and those who view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. ABIE Award winners demonstrate that we all have the power to improve our world, individually and collectively. Each year, the Anita Borg Institute honors the accomplishments of women in computing at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC, and an expenses-paid trip to the celebration.