Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms, builds movements to fight for the economic empowerment of women and girls.

Why you should listen

Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. She is also the founder of the Marshall Plan for Moms, a campaign to spark historic investment in women's economic recovery and empowerment. She is the author of three books, including Pay UpBrave, Not PerfectWomen Who Don't Wait In Line and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. In 2010, Saujani surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for US Congress. She has also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013.

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“With a visionary nonprofit, Reshma Saujani hopes to grow the next crop of tech superstars.” — Oprah Magazine, September 2013

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