Exclusively WSBReshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech that has already reached 90,000 girls nationwide. Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for Congress. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, Women Who Don't Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma Saujani is the proud daughter of refugees.


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

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

  • You Cannot Be What You Cannot See

  • Lack of Women in Leadership

  • Difference Between Men and Women in the Coding World

  • TED2016: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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.



  • Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
  • 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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