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Celebrating the next generation of women technologists from Asia Pacific

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This year, we’re pleased to welcome 50 distinguished women from across Asia Pacific to the family of Anita Borg scholars. Our 2016 scholarship recipients represent undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in computer science and related technical fields at 37 institutions in 13 countries across the region. 

The scholars receive a scholarship amount towards their tuition and have just attended the Google Scholars’ Retreat in Hyderabad, where they took part in workshops, technical talks, panel discussions, a hackathon and plenty of networking opportunities.  They also join a global alumni community of former scholarship recipients that they can call on for continued mentorship and development. 

Anita Borg APAC scholars' retreat 2016
Anita Borg scholars from across Asia Pacific at the retreat in Hyderabad 

Through this program, we want to inspire and encourage more women to go on and do amazing things in computing and technology. We also hope they’ll become active leaders and role models for other women in this field. 

Congratulations to this year’s Asia Pacific scholars: 


  • Anuradha Madugalla, Monash University
  • Brooke Krajancich, University Of Western Australia
  • Candice Bowditch, RMIT University
  • Eloise Macdonald-Meyer, RMIT University
  • Jinn Loo, University Of Western Australia
  • Johana Foster, RMIT University
  • Yali (Alice) Zhao, University Of Melbourne


  • Linqing Liu, TongJi University
  • Anqi Yang, TongJi University
  • Bei Chen, Tsinghua University
  • Sijie Song, Peking University
  • Zhenyi Li, Peking University
  • Yaxuan Wang, Harbin Institute Of Technology
  • Luyao Wang, East China Normal University
  • Qiying Dong, Nankai University
  • Yihao Wang, Zhejiang University

Hong Kong

  • Samira Niafar, Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology
  • Mikaela Angelina Uy, Swiss Federal Institute Of Technology
  • Fuk Yu Lung, University Of Hong Kong


  • Sneha Reddy Kudugunta, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Ameesha Mittal, Birla Institute Of Technology And Science
  • Juhi Bhatnagar, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  • Drishti Wali, Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur
  • Diksha Rathi, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
  • Zarana Parekh, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute Of Information & Communication
  • Arunima Sharma, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University 
  • Sree Divya Akula, Sree Nidhi Institute Of Science and Technology in Hyderabad
  • Akanksha Thareja, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi
  • Srishti Sengupta, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  • Soumya Sharma, Indraprastha Institute Of Information Technology
  • Ayushi Mrigen, Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Sanya Khurana, Indira Gandhi Institute Of Technology
  • Meenakshi Narain Dhanani, Symbiosis Institute Of Computer Studies and Research
  • Nagashree S Bhatt, Birla Institute Of Technology (Deemed University)
  • Bhavana Jain,  Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad


  • Yuzu Saijo, University of Tokyo
  • Minori Inoue, University of Tokyo


  • Hyeonji Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology

New Zealand

  • Holly Ade-Simpson, Victoria University Of Wellington
  • Olivia Carline, Victoria University Of Wellington
  • Sarang Love Leehan, University Of Canterbury
  • Toni James, University Of Canterbury


  • Marium Rasheed, Lahore University Of Management Sciences


  • Rissa Grace Quindoz, De La Salle University, Manila


  • Bhavya Chandra, Nanyang Technological University
  • Jia Yee Lim, National University Of Singapore

Sri Lanka

  • Dinu Sandaru, University Of Moratuwa
  • Dilushi, University of Colombo School of Computing


  • Pin Chun Wang, National Tsing Hua University


  • Chonlathorn Kwankajornkiet, Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003) was passionate about changing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. We’re proud to keep her memory alive through the Scholars Program. 

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship has joined forces with Google’s Women Techmakers program to continue to honor Dr. Anita Borg and her legacy. Applications for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program for Asia Pacific will open in January 2017, so stay tuned for more details.

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