Colloquium: Reshma Saujani
The Council for Women of Boston College is dedicated to furthering the roles of women as leaders and active participants in the University. The Council seeks to help shape the University's future and to support its mission through the engagement of the women of Boston College.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 • 6:00 p.m.
Yawkey Athletics Center, Murray Function Room • Boston College
Join us as we welcome Reshma Saujani, 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, to Boston College.
Established in 2015, the CWBC Colloquium hosts exceptional thought leaders to consider contemporary issues through the lens of women’s leadership. The Colloquium is made possible by the Council for Women of Boston College and the Institute for the Liberal Arts.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available at a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Reshma Saujani Biography
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 book, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, Saujani 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, Saujani 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, she 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, Saujani has been fearless in her efforts to disrupt both politics and technology to create positive change.
Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School. She was recently named to CNBC’s Next List; Crain’s 40 Under 40; FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40; Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing the World; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People; Ad Age’s Creativity 50; and Business Insider’s 50
Women Who Are Changing the World. She has also been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovator of the Year and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.