Oct 18, 2017

Getting more women into coding, one girl at a time

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Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani talks about her plan to create a critical mass of women in tech within a decade.

Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code after running for Congress … and losing. During her campaign, she toured a number of computer science classrooms and was puzzled at how rare it was to find women taking those courses. So she launched Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that introduces middle school and high school-aged girls to coding through after school clubs and summer programs. As the company’s CEO, Saujani talks to host Kai Ryssdal about her elevator pitch to big tech CEOs, her goal to reach a critical mass of women in tech within a decade, and how a fictional book series she compares to “The Baby-Sitters Club” will help her get there. 

 

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