Girls Who Code founder to speak at annual dinner in Scranton

For Abington Journal | March 22nd, 2016 5:03 pm

SCRANTON — Reshma Saujani, founder and chief executive officer of Girls Who Code, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s 148th Annual Dinner, sponsored by PNC Bank. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization that works to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young people for jobs of the future. By exposing girls to real-life and on-screen role models, Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology and inspire girls to pursue careers in computer science.

In her book “Women Who Don’t Wait in Line,” Saujani advocates for a new model of leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship and boldly charting ones own course – personally and professionally.

Saujani 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’ 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 and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.

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Information provided by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.