Our Team
Meet the team working to close the gender gap in tech
Our Founder

Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code. Reshma is also the author of Brave, Not Perfect–a movement rooted in her experience, TedTalk, book, and podcast encouraging women to live their bravest, fullest lives.

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“Girls Who Code is more than an international non-profit. We are a movement. ”

Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code


Dr. Tarika Barrett began her career as a community organizer and educator. She spent her career in education working for students who are left behind or systemically barred from access to opportunities. She joined Girls Who Code in 2016 leading the expansion of our Summer Immersion Programs, Clubs Programs and our International expansion.

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Board of Directors

  • Bharat Anand

    Bharat Anand

    Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

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    Tarika Barrett

    CEO, Girls Who Code

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    Vince Campisi

    SVP, Enterprise Services & Chief Digital Officer at Raytheon Technologies

  • Paul Daugherty

    Paul Daugherty

    Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

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    Jeanette Gamble

    Global Head of Data & Analytics Technology & Web Services, Morgan Stanley

  • Greg Gunn

    Greg Gunn

    co-founder of Lingo Ventures

  • Carol Juel

    Carol Juel

    EVP & Chief Technology and Operating Officer at Synchrony

  • Craig Newmark

    Craig Newmark

    Founder, craigslist & The Craig Newmark Foundation

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    Javier Polit

    Chief Information Officer, Mondelēz International

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    Juan Sabater

    Partner, Valor Equity Partners

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    Bozoma Saint John

    Former Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix

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    Reshma Saujani

    Founder, Girls Who Code

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    Kimberly Scott

    Professor, Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University (ASU) and Founding Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at ASU

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    Leyla Seka

    COO, Ironclad Inc.

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    Phil Shawe

    President & CEO, TransPerfect

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    Marissa Shorenstein

    SKDK Principal, New York City

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    Jason Spero

    Vice President of Performance & Programmatic, Google

Executive Leadership Team

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    Tarika Barrett

    CEO, Girls Who Code

  • Feargus Leggett

    Feargus Leggett

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Daniel Voloch

    Chief Program Officer

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    Laura Meli

    Senior Vice President, Development

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    Jana Chandler-Ligon

    Vice President, People & Culture

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    Gloria Noel

    Senior Manager, Marshall Plan for Moms/Office of the Founder

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    Sam Santaella

    Special Projects Manager

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    Jennifer Orellana

    Executive Assistant


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    Chelsea Barker

    Associate, Workforce Programs

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    Gabby Becker

    Senior Manager, Program Operations

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    Jackie Blizzard

    Senior Director, Curriculum and Instruction

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    Ava Bronstein

    Senior Associate, Instructor Support

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    Michaela Burger

    Senior Associate, Community Partnerships & Outreach

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    Julio Chávez

    Manager, Programmatic Events

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    Michaela DeGuzman

    Curriculum Developer

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    Gina Del Tito

    Manager, Program Delivery

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    Rachel Friedman

    Senior Manager, Workforce Programs

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    Ashley Goetz

    Curriculum Developer

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    Elissa Guss

    Senior Associate, Alumni Programs

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    Emily Heist Moss

    Senior Director, College and Career Programs

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    Becky Houran

    Manager, Program Implementation

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    Anna Katz

    Senior Associate, Outreach Communications and Events

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    Janill Marquez

    Manager, College Loops

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    Julie Metrione

    Associate, Program Operations

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    Candice O'Neal

    Associate, Program Operations

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    Emily Ong

    Director, Community Partnerships & Outreach

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    Erin Page

    Director, Program Operations

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    Lynn Shin

    Manager, Program Operations

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    Liza Stark

    Senior Manager, Curriculum

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    Christine Thompson

    Senior Manager, Instruction

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    Valerie Tomici

    Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Claudia Vazquez Hampton

    Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Kibret Yebetit

    Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach

  • Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Senior Director, School and Community Programs


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    Lexi Curtice

    Director, Partner Engagement & Major Gifts

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    Lina Duldul

    Associate, Development Operations

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    Genevieve Ferris

    Manager, New Business

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    Ashley Naliwajko

    Associate, Partner Engagement

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    Alex Perrette

    Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

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    Shari-Liane Sangster

    Senior Manager, New Business

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    Ximena Santiago

    Manager, Digital Giving

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    Taylor Serafin

    Manager of Partner Engagement

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    Krystal Zamora

    Manager, Development Operations

Marketing & Communications

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    Jerica Deck

    Associate, Communications and Social Media

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    Ashley Gramby

    Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

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    Jenelle Hopkins

    Senior Manager, Marketing

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    Poonam Mantha

    Sr. Manager, Communications & Public Relations

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    Julie Zeilinger

    Senior Manager of Content

Finance, Systems, and Research

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    Janet Berry

    Senior Salesforce Administrator

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    Ryan Clarke

    Senior Director, Research & Analytics

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    Irwin Horowitz

    Solutions Architect

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    Jessica Hunsinger

    Manager, Product

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    Oluremi Olufemi

    Senior Data Analyst

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    Amanda Souza

    Salesforce Administrator

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    Heather Wigell

    Manager, Data & Analytics

People & Culture

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    Rishi Mutalik

    Associate, Operations

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    Shelsea Ramirez

    Manager, People Operations

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    Deb Waldman

    Senior Director, People & Culture – Talent Acquisition