The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series
The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College
1100 Yore Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office: 269-927-8700 option 1, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Her TED talk, “Teach girls bravery, not perfection,” has more than four million views and has sparked a national conversation about how we are raising our girls. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and Women Who Don’t Wait in Line - in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course — personally and professionally. Among numerous honors, she’s been named one of Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, and a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year. Saujani will share insights on the importance of achieving gender parity in computer science when she discusses “Closing the Gender Gap in Tech.”
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau