Laura Mather of Talent Sonar Wins Anita Borg Institute ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship

With Talent Sonar, her second start-up venture, Mather 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 a woman who is the builder of an innovative, groundbreaking, and game-changing technology startup venture. Award winners provide strong role models for young women by turning technologies into viable businesses, transforming markets, and creating change.

“Winning this award and being recognized by the Anita Borg Institute puts me in the company of many amazing women,” Mather said. “It is an honor, and I’m committed to driving change for all women technologists.”

Talent Sonar uses a values-based hiring approach, helping companies identify the key capacities candidates need to thrive in their unique corporate environment. By operationalizing talent acquisition best practices, Talent Sonar structures the entire hiring process, ensuring companies emphasize values and ignore unconscious bias at each step. This results in a more diverse pool of candidates and teams.


Talent Sonar is a comprehensive platform that raises the bar on recruitment and selection, structures the entire hiring process and delivers higher quality candidates to an organization. It is a scientific talent acquisition tool that empowers companies to simplify data-driven decisions to find people that are the right fit. Talent Sonar operationalizes data and research, empowering companies across sectors to implement 21st century talent acquisition practices in every hiring decision. It’s easy-to-use cloud interface focuses on five research-based essential hiring practices to perfect a company’s hiring process, guiding users to make data-driven decisions that achieve great results every time you hire. Find out more at and @TalentSonar.

About the ABIE Awards
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Computing celebrates and highlights the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. ABIE Awards honor these distinguished women and those who view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Through their achievements and life stories, ABIE Award winners demonstrate that each of us has 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.


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