#EllevateYourself Twitter Chat with Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code
Online • December 2, 2015
Ellevate is thrilled to host Twitter Chats featuring our outstanding Executive Council level members from chapters all over the world.Please join us on December 2nd for our special #EllevateYoursel...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Ellevate is thrilled to host Twitter Chats featuring our outstanding Executive Council level members from chapters all over the world.
Please join us on December 2nd for our special #EllevateYourself Twitter Chat with attorney, public servant and innovative leader of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani (@reshmasaujani).
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and 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 and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course — personally and professionally.
After years of working as an attorney and supporting the Democratic party as an activist and fundraiser, Reshma left her private sector career behind and surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman in the country to run for U.S. Congress.
Following the highly publicized race, Reshma stayed true to her passion for public service, becoming Deputy Public Advocate of New York City and most recently running a spirited campaign for Public Advocate on a platform of creating educational and economic opportunities for women and girls, immigrants, and those who have been sidelined in the political process.
A true political entrepreneur, Reshma has been fearless in her efforts to disrupt both politics and technology to create positive change.
Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. She was recently named 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.
We’ll be discussing with Reshma how her values play into her career, why she thinks investing in women and girls is important and what the future of tech looks like.
Please tweet your questions in advance with #EllevateYourself and we’ll discuss. See you on Twitter!
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