Girls Who Code Expands Board of Directors with Addition of Phil Shawe

Phil Shawe, CEO of TransPerfect, joins the effort to close the gender gap in tech

July 2, 2018 (New York, NY) — Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced the appointment of Phil Shawe to the organization’s Board of Directors. Shawe is the CEO & President of TransPerfect, which provides translation, localization, and an array of related business and technology solutions.

“We’re thrilled to have Phil Shawe join our Board,” said founder and CEO Reshma Saujani. “As we look to expand our reach to even more girls, Phil’s expertise in translation and cultural nuances will be invaluable.”

Shawe has overseen the day-to-day operations of TransPerfect for over 25 years, and grown the business from two people to an industry leader with over 4,000 employees and 100 offices worldwide. Phil has been named Entrepreneur of the Year for New York City by Ernst & Young, and named to the prestigious Crain’s New York “40 Under 40” list as one of the city’s top young executives. Crain’s has also ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies nine years in a row. His philanthropic efforts include supporting over 25 causes by donating time or financial support, and he was recently named to The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s Circle of Honor.

“Girls Who Code has already done so much incredible work to narrow the gender gap in technology career paths, and I am honored to be a part of its Board and part of its future,” said Phil Shawe. “Our entire management team at TransPerfect shares this enthusiasm, and we look forward to helping Girls Who Code meet and exceed their ambitious goals.”

The addition of Shawe expands the organization’s Board of Directors to 14 total members, including:
Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe
Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist and The Craig Newmark Foundation
Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor
Evan Korth, Professor of Computer Science at NYU & Founder of HackNY
Jamie Miller, Chief Financial Officer, GE
Jason Spero, VP Performance Media, Google
Juan Sabater, Partner, Valor Equity Partners
Kara Sprague, Senior VP and General Manager of ADC, F5 Networks
Marissa Shorenstein, President, Northeast Region, AT&T
Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture
Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO at Girls Who Code
Trina DasGupta, CEO at Single Palm Tree Productions
Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo


About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13-book New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 states and several US territories. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.