Girls Who Code

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The phenomenal skills of an ideal woman leader in the 21st century are held right in the heart of New York City. Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, has broken various barriers that have served as stepping-stones for her accomplishments today. As the first Indian-American woman to run for U.S. Congress in 2012, Saujani also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City during 2012. Reshma Saujani visited local schools during her race and saw a huge disparity of gender for computer classes, which instilled the inspiration to start her non-profit organization, Girls Who Code. Girls who code is aimed to close the gender gap in technology and expose those girls to the field of Computer Science by providing free summer immersion programs and local clubs for further teachings in Computer Science. She is the author of the book,”Women Who Don’t Wait In Line”, which entails a unique style of female leadership that places emphasis on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and taking charge of your own future in both your personal and professional life.

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I serve as an Ambassador for the Alamo Academies and speak at the New Student Orientation to share with them the bountiful knowledge and opportunities the program gives us with no cost. My efforts in the program and outstanding performance in my summer internship allowed me to achieve an Honorable Mention from the National Center for Women in Information Technology: Aspirations in Computing, this year. Every day I encourage women to join the STEM field because that is the ticket to the future, I avidly look forward to increasing the representation of women and minorities in the male-dominated IT
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