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Kathrin Winkler wins prestigious "Women of Vision" award

EMC’s Kathrin Winkler is one of three winners of the Anita Borg Institute’s “Women of Vision” Award for leading technology innovation around the world.

Kathrin Winkler

Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, ABI is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and guiding women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Kathrin’s “Social Impact” award recognizes her extraordinary contributions to technologies that are changing the world in positive ways. The other 2014 ABIE Award winners are Dr. Tal Rabin, Manager and research staff member of the Cryptography Research Group at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, for Innovation; and Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, for Leadership.

As EMC’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, a role she established six years ago, Kathrin provides the vision, strategy, and leadership for EMC’s global sustainability initiatives. Transforming corporate mindsets about sustainability has been a longtime passion of hers. She is an influential advocate for sustainability and green computing within the IT industry and across EMC. She works with functional leaders on EMC’s Sustainability Leadership Council, a cross-functional virtual team that champions company-wide environmental initiatives, to integrate sustainability principles into the corporate culture, business strategy, and day-to-day operations.

Kathrin is a frequent guest speaker in many forums. In 2010, she appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet to provide insight into how information technology is contributing to energy efficiency. She also serves on the boards of the EcoLogic Development Fund and Green Grid, a non-profit open industry consortium dedicated to resource efficiency in business computing.

“From cyber security, to education to sustainability, our 2014 ABIE Award winners are true leaders in shaping technology today and the future,” said Telle Whitney, ABI President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. “These awards give us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the indelible impact and influence Tal, Maria, and Kathrin have made on technology every single day. They were chosen from a very strong group of nominees, and are role models for women aspiring to succeed in technology.”

The honorees will receive their awards at the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Awards Banquet on May 8th in Santa Clara, California.


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