Through her nonprofit, Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani initiates young women into the tech world. Her goal: one million women in computer science by 2020.

Why you should listen

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. The organization has already reached 90,000 girls in all 50 US states. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, which is scheduled for release in winter 2018, Women Who Don't Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Her TED Talk has sparked a national conversation about how we're raising our girls. 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. She lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog, Stanley.

What others say

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

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