Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code and the former Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. As Executive Director of the Fund for Public Advocacy, Reshma brought together public and private sectors to encourage entrepreneurship and civic engagement across NYC.
In 2010, Reshma became the first South Asian woman to run for Congress, promoting smarter policies to spur innovation and job creation. Advocating for a new model of female leadership focused on risk-taking, competition and mentorship, Reshma is the author of a new book entitled, Women Who Don't Wait in Line, to be released by Amazon Publishing in 2013.
As the founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma has galvanized industry leaders to close the gender gap in STEM education and empower girls to pursue careers in technology and engineering.