Thank you, Reshma Saujani!
On Wednesday, March 29th, Studio: TESLA and WashU Student Union brought Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, to speak in Graham Chapel. Reshma spoke about her own story and journey to founding Girls Who Code, which engages young women in computer science in an effort to close the gender gap in technology. She emphasized the importance of creating female spaces to inspire girls to code, and that by serving over 40,000 girls in only five years, the organization really is closing the gender gap in tech. Alumni of the program are pursuing Computer Science in college, and are making change in their communities through creating apps and more. Following her talk, audience members had the chance to meet Reshma and purchase her book. Five WashU students in the audience spoke with Reshma and decided to start a Girls Who Code club here at WashU! Thank you, Reshma, for being so inspiring and for reminding us just how important it is to promote STEAM literacies for underserved youth -- so many of them girls.