Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code in 2012. Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that strives to provide a more inclusive environment for women to pursue computer science careers. Saujani graduated from Yale Law School in 2002 and embarked on her career as an attorney with a passion for activism. This later prompted her to run for U.S. Congress as the first Indian American woman in 2010. On her campaign trail, she witnessed the disparities of little girls taking computing classes. Though she did not win a seat in Congress, she created Girls Who Code.
Saujani wishes to continue this program and create a woman-inclusive environment for those interested in computer science/programming. The organization has left a positive impact on those who participate, with most participants continuing a major in computer science major or other STEM fields.