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 encourging 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

Our CEO

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

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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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    Tiffany Dufu

    Founder & CEO, The Cru

  • Greg Gunn

    Greg Gunn

    co-founder of Lingo Ventures

  • Carol Juel

    Carol Juel

    Executive Vice President & Chief Information 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

    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

    Partner, Operator Collective

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    Phil Shawe

    President & CEO, TransPerfect

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    Marissa Shorenstein

    Former President, Northern Region - AT&T

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    Jason Spero

    Vice President of Performance & Programmatic, Google

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    Kara Sprague

    EVP and GM of Application Services, F5 Networks

Executive Leadership Team

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    Tarika Barrett

    CEO, Girls Who Code

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    Feargus Leggett

    Chief Financial 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

Programs

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    Gabby Becker

    Manager, Program Operations

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    Jackie Blizzard

    Director, Curriculum

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    Michaela DeGuzman

    Curriculum Developer

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    Gina Del Tito

    Manager, Program Delivery

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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

    Director, Alumni Programs

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    Hayley Mojica

    Senior Associate, Program Communications

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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

    Senior Manager, Program Operations

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    Lynn Shin

    Associate, Program Operations

  • Amanda Souza

    Amanda Souza

    Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Liza Stark

    Senior Manager, Curriculum

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    Christine Thompson

    Manager, Curriculum & Instruction

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    Valerie Tomici

    Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Claudia Vazquez Hampton

    Senior Associate, Program Implementation

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    Kibret Yebetit

    Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach

  • Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Director, Program Implementation

Development

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    Lexi Curtice

    Director, Partner Engagement & Major Gifts

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    Alisa Dwyer

    Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

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    Laura Meli

    Senior Vice President, Development

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    Ashley Naliwajko

    Associate, Partner Engagement

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    Taylor Serafin

    Manager of Partner Engagement

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    Krystal Zamora

    Senior Associate, 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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    Poonam Mantha

    Sr. Manager, Communications & Public Relations

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    Charlotte Stone

    Director, Campaigns

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    Julie Zeilinger

    Senior Manager of Content

Finance, Systems, and Research

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    Janet Berry

    Salesforce Administrator

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    Cristian Campos

    Senior Accountant

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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

  • Feargus Leggett

    Feargus Leggett

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Oluremi Olufemi

    Senior Data Analyst

People & Culture

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    Jana Chandler-Ligon

    Vice President, People & Culture

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    Rishi Mutalik

    Associate, Operations

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    Deb Waldman

    Senior Director, People & Culture – Talent Acquisition