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Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

Reshma Saujani is an innovator and a connector with a unique talent for spotting trends and galvanizing diverse stakeholders to turn trends into movements.

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Speeches

  • Reshma Saujani: Good Morning America - Bridging The Technology Gender Gap

    2017

  • Innovation, Pay Equity, and the Importance of Getting Girls to Learn How to Code

    2017

  • You Cannot Be What You Cannot See

    2017

  • Lack of Women in Leadership

    2016

  • Difference Between Men and Women in the Coding World

    2016

  • TED2016: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

    2016

  • TEDxGotham: Girls Who Code

  • Closing the Gender Gap in Technology

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    It’s no secret that the tech industry has a serious gender imbalance. We live in an era in which girls are told they can do anything, so why aren’t there more women in leadership roles to look up to? In 2012, Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code with the mission of correcting this disparity. Since then, she has sparked a national conversation about increasing the number of women in tech, and Girls Who Code has reached nearly 40,000 young girls, 90 percent of whom have declared or intend to declare a major or minor in computer science. With Google and Twitter as backers, and Facebook and AT&T (among others) signed on as mentors, the program aims to enroll 1 million women by 2020.

    Drawing from her book, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, Saujani will advocate a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course, both personally and professionally. 


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  • How to Fail First, Fail Hard and Fail Fast

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    Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country. 


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  • Women and Leadership

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    By 2020, there will be 1.4 million new jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.

    Join Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line, as she talks about embracing the challenge to close the gender gap in technology, and why embracing risk and failure is key to success. Saujani will share how she has boldly charted her own course personally and professionally as a woman in leadership.


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Books

  • Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
  • Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way

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