On Tuesday, July 8th, OLC attended Startup Grind New York City hosting Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code. Held at the Grand Central Tech Accelerator, the event was made possible by Google Entrepreneurs and NYC Chapter Director and Director of Marketing & Operations of Startup Grind, Peter Crysdale and Joshua Ness. Local partners include AlleyWatch and Grand Central Tech.
Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, shared her thoughts and experiences running a national non-profit dedicated to “closing the gender gap in technology.” With a focus on young women, Girls Who Code emphasizes the need to teach women technology skills necessary to land future jobs. Her recent book “Women Who Don’t Wait in Line,” champions female leadership, embracing risk and failure along the way. An attorney, activist and fundraiser, Reshma continues her public service as Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. She’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School.