Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Reshma Saujani

CEO & Founder, Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani is th​e Founder and CEO of​ ​Girls Who Code, a national​ ​non-profit​ ​organization working​ ​to​ ​close​ ​the​ ​gender​ ​gap​ ​in​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​change​ ​the​ ​image​ ​of​ ​what​ ​a​ ​programmer looks​ ​like​ ​and​ ​does.​ ​With​ ​their​ ​7-week​ ​Summer​ ​Immersion​ ​Program,​ ​2-week​ ​specialized Campus Program,​ ​after​ ​school​ ​Clubs,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​13-book​ New​ ​York Times​​ ​best-selling​ ​series,​ ​they are​ ​leading​ ​the​ ​movement​ ​to​ ​inspire,​ ​educate,​ ​and​ ​equip​ ​young​ ​women​ ​with​ ​the​ ​computing​ ​skills to​ ​pursue​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​opportunities.​ ​The​ ​results speak​ ​for​ ​themselves:​ ​88%​ ​of​ ​alumni​ ​have​ ​declared​ ​a​ ​CS​ ​major/minor​ ​or​ ​are​ ​more​ ​interested​ ​in CS​ ​because​ ​of​ ​Girls​ ​Who​ ​Code. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​academic​ ​year,​ ​Girls​ ​Who​ ​Code will​ ​have​ ​reached​ ​over​ ​90,000 ​girls​ ​in​ ​all​ ​50​ ​states​ ​and​ ​several​ ​US​ ​territories and is on the way to reaching gender parity in entry-level tech jobs in the US by 2027.​​ ​Previously, Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for Congress, after graduating from the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. She’s been named one of Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, CNBC’s Next List, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, Crain’s New York 40 Under 40, 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.