Lecture: Women Who Don't Wait in Line

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Date/Time:Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures Student activities
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Program for Women in Science and Engineering 30th Anniversary Keynote. Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit 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 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 an activist and fundraiser, Saujani left her private sector career behind and campaigned as the first Indian American woman in the country to run for US Congress. Following the highly publicized race, she stayed true to her passion for public service, becoming Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School.