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Women at Wentworth Event Honors Reshma Saujani

Headshot of Reshma Saujani.

Reshma Saujani (Photo by Adrian Kinloch)

Soon, Reshma Saujani will be adding “Wentworth Institute of Technology” to her professional career highlights and digital profiles. 

The university has chosen the founder and CEO of Girls who Code as its Woman of the Year for 2021 and will honor her at the annual Women at Wentworth celebration—a networking event that is one of the most popular gatherings on the university’s calendar. Saujani will offer remarks at the event, which is being held virtually on Friday, March 26 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. 

"I want young women to know that there is a place for them in STEM,” she said. “Their bravery, involvement, and contributions will make our technology better and bolder. Young women in STEM will change the world." 

With her advocacy and professional work, Saujani continues to build on an already impressive and prolific career, cementing her status as a leading role model and key proponent for budding women engineers.  

“Reshma inspires young women to go after their dreams,” said Wentworth President Mark A. Thompson. ”And we recognize the major impact she’s having.” 

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. The organization has reached 500 million people and 300,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.  

Saujani is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views and sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls.  

In 2010, Reshma surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress.  

See related article at: Wentworth Sees Spike in Applications from Young Women, Other Groups 


Note of Support 

The university offers many sponsorship opportunities for companies that provide philanthropic support for a related Women at Wentworth scholarship. Information on sponsorship and marketing opportunities can be found on Wentworth's website.

“Wentworth has a long history of leadership in STEM diversity and inclusion, and Teradyne is proud to contribute to these efforts through its ongoing support of the Women at Wentworth scholarship program,” said Andy Blanchard, vice president of corporate communications. “The Scholarship aligns with our view that a strong technical education for a diverse student body provides the foundation for long-term professional, business, and community success.”