Intuit Blog featured Reshma Saujani, former lawyer and founder of Girls Who Code. After her unsuccessful run for New York’s 14th congressional district in 2010, Saujani decided to change career paths and pursue a direction that inspired her. She felt that she could make the strongest impact in the area of coding programs for girls since there weren’t any. Saujani actually has no coding experience herself but the single mission of Girls Who Code is
to close the gender gap in technology .
Since the launching of Girls Who Code in 2011, with a class of 20 New York high school girls, today, 90,000 girls from different backgrounds and from across the country have been taught to code.
Reshma Saujani is now an author of a book, Brave, Not Perfect. “In her new book, Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma Saujani explains why she thinks this happens: From a young age, boys are lauded when they take risks. Girls, on the other hand, are told to be perfect, but steer clear of taking chances. Coding, and jobs in tech in general, are all about taking risks.”
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