Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code; Author, Women Who Don't Wait inLine
Reshma Saujani is founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit working to close the technology gender gap. She began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, while running for US Congress, she visited schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes, prompting her to start Girls Who Code. Saujani has been deputy public advocate for New York City and ran for public advocate in 2013. She authored Women Who Don’t Wait in Line and gave a TED talk titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.” She’s been named to several media lists highlighting young achievers, powerful women, and to Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list, among others.