Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology & prepare young women for jobs of the future.In her groundbreaking new book, 'Women Who Don't Wait in Line,' Reshma advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk & failure, promoting mentorship & sponsorship, & boldly charting your own course -- personally & professionally.After years of working as an attorney & supporting the Democratic party as an activist & fundraiser, Reshma left her private sector career behind & surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman in the country to run for US Congress.Following the highly publicized race, Reshma stayed true to her passion for public service, becoming Deputy Public Advocate of New York City & most recently running a spirited campaign for Public Advocate on a platform of creating educational & economic opportunities for women & girls, immigrants, & those who have been sidelined in the political process.A true political entrepreneur, Reshma has been fearless in her efforts to disrupt both politics & technology to create positive change.Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, & Yale Law School. She has recently been named one of Forbes' Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People, Ad Age's Creativity 50, Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, City & State's Rising Stars, & an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.
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Peter Crysdale, New York City Chapter Director
Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups & professional marketers. He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good & technology startups. In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming & cross country skiing. |
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Joshua Ness, Director of Marketing & Operations
Josh is a growth strategistin the New York City startup community. He has previously helped build marketing machines in theevent management, workforce development, & community organization industries. He also really likes bodega sandwiches.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @jcness
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