From top-left, clockwise: Moderator Emily Moss, Lisa McGarthwaite, Maria Garcia, and Sasha Diamond

We’ve come a long way when it comes to making sure as many people as possible can use tech, especially the tech we use daily, like websites and apps. But how did we get here? What tools made that change possible? And what does a carer making tech accessible look like?

Panelists Sasha Diamond (Corporate Vice President, Web Experiences at New York Life Insurance Company), Lisa McGarthwaite (Staff User Experience Designer at G.E.), …


Every summer, Americans celebrate our freedom. For many, that means celebrating Independence Day on July 4. But the truth is, the Declaration of Independence didn’t actually free all Americans. Most African Americans weren’t actually free until the Emancipation Proclamation was signed nearly 90 years later. And it wasn’t until nearly two years after, that the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. For generations, Black folks have celebrated their freedom on the anniversary of that day, June 19 — or Juneteenth.

But I’ll be honest, it isn’t always easy to feel celebratory when I think about the many ways…


On April 2, 2021 I will be stepping down as the CEO of Girls Who Code — remaining on as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. My great friend and current Chief Operating Officer of Girls Who Code Dr. Tarika Barrett will take my place as CEO.

Dr. Tarika Barrett (left) and Reshma Saujani (right)

I don’t know what’s next for me. And I want to admit that at times, it’s felt scary to leave the organization I’ve poured so much of my life into without an immediate next step. But this organization has never been about me or any one person. …


Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

If I told you that one of Girls Who Code’s biggest champions is a man, would you believe me? What if I told you it’s not even because he identifies as a husband or a father or a brother — but because he truly believes in equity, and in the untapped talent of young women? Seems unlikely, right? Wrong.

This year, Jack Dorsey will be donating $2 million of unrestricted funding through his #StartSmall philanthropic initiative to Girls Who Code — no reporting, no marketing requirements, no strings attached. It’s the…


So, you’ve an interview for your dream job lined up. How do you even begin to prep? We’ve got you covered. In short — do your homework and be authentic. For more details, read our recap here or check out the full session on YouTube.

Big thanks to our panelists — Margaret Poteat (Director of Advisory Services at KPMG) and Maggie Falter (Technical Sourcer, HBO Max & CNN Digital at WarnerMedia) for participating. And thank you also to our very own Director of Alumni Programs, Emily Moss, for moderating. And, of course, thank YOU for joining!

First things first: what…


So you have a CompSci degree. Now what? What kind of roles are available to you? What exactly should you type into that LinkedIn search bar? What sorts of other experiences do you need? Well, that’s exactly what we talked about in our latest GWC Talks. Check out our recap below, or do yourself one better — and watch the full session here.

Big thanks to our panelists — Linda Tennille (GPS Experienced Hire Recruiting at Deloitte) and Natasha Valani (Vice President, Human Resources at FOX) for participating. Thank you also to Keona Campbell, Recruiter, University and Diversity Programs at…


It’s official — career fairs are going virtual. And, to be honest, we kind of like them better than IRL fairs. At least, that’s after we talked to the panelists for this week’s GWC Talks session. Suddenly, meeting a potential employer on Zoom doesn’t seem so daunting. If you missed this week’s session, no worries. That’s what this handy recap is for. You can also watch the full session here.

Big thanks to our panelists — Keisha James (Vice President, Enterprise Platforms & Digital Operations at GE Renewable Energy), Jill Gibson, (Senior Director, Global Talent Programs at Walmart), and Magaly…


First things first, shoutout to our sisterhood — because over 1,000 of you joined this week’s GWC Talks session! We learned how to craft the perfect tech resume, and had so much fun with our panelists (and you in the comments!) while doing it.

Big thanks to our panelists — Jazmine Harrison (Lead College Recruiting Manager at AT&T), Anthony L. Holloway (Head of Talent Acquisition at Woebot), and Rachel Ward (Enterprise Services Strategy at Raytheon Technologies). Thank you also to Chelsea Williams (Founder & CEO of College Code) for moderating! And, of course, thank YOU for joining!

Check out our…


Do What Scares You

Our Summer Speaker Series brings leaders and activists together with our CEO and Founder Reshma Saujani to have conversations about bravery, activism, and tech, broadcasted exclusively to our girls.

We’re so grateful to NASA astronaut Christina Koch for joining this Summer Speaker Series. Check out more of what we learned from his conversation with Reshma.

BEING THE FIRST IS HARD, SO INVOLVE PEOPLE IN YOUR JOURNEY

The last time Reshma and Christina spoke, Christina was literally in space, on the International Space Station. Reshma and her son Shaan got a virtual tour of the station and everything! While she was…


“We should be more impatient.”

Our Summer Speaker Series brings leaders and activists together with our CEO and Founder Reshma Saujani to have conversations about bravery, activism, and tech, broadcasted exclusively to our girls.

We’re so grateful to former Secretary John King Jr. for joining this Summer Speaker Series. Check out more of what we learned from his conversation with Reshma.

WE SHOULD BE MORE IMPATIENT

Reshma kicked it off with this question for the Secretary: what can we learn from our students? The Secretary put it pretty simply—he said that we should learn impatience. He’s right. There is a powerful impatience that young people…

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