Our Founder

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

She 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 has also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013.

To request Reshma as a speaker, please visit her Washington Speakers Bureau page.

Board of Directors

Alexis Maybank

Founder & CEO, Project September; Founder, Gilt Groupe

Marissa Shorenstein

SVP East Region, AT&T

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Evan Korth

Professor, Computer Science, NYU Co-Founder, hackNY

Jamie Miller

Senior Vice President, President & CEO, GE Transportation

Trina DasGupta

CEO, Single Palm Tree Productions

Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

Kara Sprague

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

Craig Newmark

Founder, craigslist & The Craig Newmark Foundation


Tarika Barrett

VP of Programs

Talya Oberfeld

Director of Community Partners

Shanna Masdea

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships

Keya Wondwossen

Manager, Community Partnerships

Aya Gallego Taveras

Manager, Community Partners

Jackson Thomas

Manager, Community Partners

Isabel Baylor

Associate, Community Partners

Salleha Chaudhry

Associate Director, Program Operations

Nina Spierer

Manager, Program Operations

Jessica Liu

Manager, Program Operations

Chrissy Ziccarelli

Associate Director, Instructor Training & Support

Eric Gunther

Manager, Instructor Training & Support

Loraya Harrington-Trujillo

Senior Manager, Program Delivery

Education, Strategy & Innovation

Leah Gilliam

VP of Education, Strategy & Innovation

Jeff Stern

Director, Product Innovation

Diana De Los Santos

Associate Director, Education

Sarah Judd

Senior Curriculum Developer

Megan Sullivan

Junior Curriculum Developer

Ryan Clarke

Director of Research & Evaluation

Karolina Kumiega

Manager, Student Data


Mary Ellen Miller

VP of Development

Hannah Nance

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Maddie Whitlock

Corporate Partnerships Development Associate

Emily Holsapple Bush

Director of Individual Giving and Events

Meg Tobin

Associate Director, Partner Engagement

Lexi Curtice

Senior Partner Engagement Manager

Malina Keutel

Partner Engagement Manager

Nako Ishii

Partner Engagement Manager

Hanna Gully

Partner Engagement Associate

Marketing & Communications

Kelly Parisi

VP, Marketing & Communications

Corinne Roller

Director of Advocacy

Claire Cook

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications 

Linnae Johnson

Marketing & Communications Associate

Elizabeth Smith

Product Marketing Associate

People, Finance & Operations

Feargus Leggett

VP of Finance

Deb Waldman

Director of People & Culture

Jeff LaMarca


Isabelle Langrock

People & Culture Manager

Wai Khoo

Senior Manager, Technical Projects

Irwin Horowitz

Solutions Architect


Deborah Singer

General Manager, Campus

Jana Chandler-Ligon

Senior Director, Business Development

Jackie Blizzard

Education Director, Campus


Girls Who Code has mobilized leaders across sectors to invest in a real and tangible solution. We are grateful for the unprecedented support of our partners and sponsors, each of whom is deeply committed to our mission and each of whom has made our work possible.