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Reshma Saujani

Biography

Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of GIRLS WHO CODE, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. She is also the author of the groundbreaking book WOMEN WHO DON'T WAIT IN LINE in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course. She's been named one of Fortune's 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, Forbes's Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.
 
Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog Stanley.

Reshma Saujani

Books by Reshma Saujani

by Reshma Saujani - Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book will have you itching to create your own apps, games and robots to make the world a better place.

Written by Jo Whittemore with a forward by Reshma Saujani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Technology, Youth Fiction

Maya and her coding club have a new project: they're coding lights and music for the winter dance! But when Maya's old friend Maddie moves to town, Maya starts spending a lot of time with her, and less time with her coding friends. Will Maya get swayed by Maddie's wayward ways, or will she stay true to her "permanent group" from coding club? And will she come through on her part for the light and music coding project? Maybe coding --- like friendship --- is about being there for your friends when they need you the most.

by Stacia Deutsch and Reshma Saujani - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Technology
Loops, variables, input/output --- Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her. Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding --- and friendship --- takes time, dedication, and some laughs!