San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Did you know that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million jobs open in the computing fields, but women educated in the US are only on pace to filling 3% of them? In 2012, Girls Who Code surged onto the tech scene to close the gender gap and empower young women with high quality computer science education. Find out why the largest tech companies in America are backing Girls Who Code at #Rethink Coding with Reshma Saujani.
8:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast and Coffee
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future.
In her groundbreaking new book, "Women Who Don't Wait in Line," Reshma advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course -- personally and professionally.
After years of working as an attorney and supporting the Democratic party as an activist and fundraiser, Reshma left her private sector career behind and surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman in the country to run for US Congress.
Following the highly publicized race, Reshma stayed true to her passion for public service, becoming Deputy Public Advocate of New York City and most recently running a spirited campaign for Public Advocate on a platform of creating educational and economic opportunities for women and girls, immigrants, and those who have been sidelined in the political process.
A true political entrepreneur, Reshma has been fearless in her efforts to disrupt both politics and technology to create positive change.
Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. She has recently been named one of Forbes' Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People, Ad Age's Creativity 50, Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, City & State's Rising Stars, and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.
When & Where
Grind is a members-only collaborative workspace and community dedicated to taking all of the frustrations of working the old way and pulverizing them to a dust so fine it actually oils the wheels of the machine. With two convenient locations in NYC (419 Park Avenue South and 1412 Broadway) and a third in Chicago (2 N LaSalle St), Grind offers members a friction-free environment to work and collaborate. For more information about Grind visit grindspaces.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.