E149: How I Taught Millions Of Women The Most Important Skill: Girls Who Code Founder: Reshma Saujani

E149: How I Taught Millions Of Women The Most Important Skill: Girls Who Code Founder: Reshma Saujani

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Monday, 6 June

Reshma is the founder of Girls Who Code, one of the most influential non-profits in the world which has introduced millions of women to coding and the tech industry. She is also the author of Pay Up, a book about how to get women further in the workplace.

Reshma was initially a prophet of the thinking that women could have it all, if only they tried twice as hard as everyone else they could achieve anything they wanted to. Now, she’s changed her mind. Trying to run an organisation with over 500 employees while looking after a young family full-time simply proved too much. Women simply have too much stacked against them having to juggle work and family life to properly pursue their careers without special consideration.

What really stands out about Reshma is the fact that having built an enterprise that was on its way to changing the world, she had the humility to change her mind about major parts of her philosophy. Reshma’s story is one of how to realise and bounce back from your mistakes, no matter who you are or how far you’ve come. It takes a lot of courage to do that, but courage is something that Reshma has never had in short supply.


Topics:

Growing up as an immigrant University dept Running for congress Starting Girls Who Code The difficult parts of building girls who code What would you have done differently? Fixing the system not the women How is your mental health? How do you decide what to say yes or no to? Empowering women in a practical way What does success look like in your future? The last guests question


Reshma:

https://www.instagram.com/reshmasaujani/

https://twitter.com/reshmasaujani


Reshma’s book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pay-Up-Future-Women-Different/dp/1982191570


Girls Who Code:

https://girlswhocode.com/ 


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