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F5 invites founder of Girls Who Code to discuss new book

F5 invites founder of Girls Who Code to discuss new book

 March 05, 2019

F5 were joined by Girls Who Code CEO and founder Reshma Saujani to hear about her new book, Brave, Not Perfect, that inspires women to be brave in everything they do.

"Thanks for the inspirational discussion!" tweeted F5.

Empowering girls to pursue opportunities

Girls Who Code is a non-profit that strives to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue opportunities. It aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching girls computer science and transforming the traditional image of a programmer.

Girls Who Code has reached more than 90,000 girls in the United States. Its programs give girls with the confidence, support, network, and technical skills they need for future careers. 

The organisation runs Girls Who Code Clubs, free after-school programs to teach girls a wide range of computer science skills between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. In Clubs, girls take part in fun and simple online coding tutorials, create a community through interactive activities, find out about inspiring role models in tech, and collaborating as a team to come up with solutions to real-world problems facing their communities.

An inspiring woman

Reshma herself is an impressive woman with an exciting career.  She began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During this time, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code. She was also Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013.

Stories from girls and women around the country

Reshma's book is inspired by her hugeuly popular TED Talk and shows women how to end their love affair with perfection and rewire themselves for bravery.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from around the country, stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey, Reshma shares an range of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit in women.

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