Influential people: Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani is working to close the gender gap in technology and science education. As the founder of Girls Who Code, Saujani empowers high school girls to pursue tech and engineering careers by teaching then Internet related software development. So far, Girls Who Code has reached all five boroughs of New York City; this year, it expands to Detroit, San Francisco and San Jose, California. The gender gap is a national economic and security issue, given the great need in the U.S. to fill computer specialist jobs with talented young people. Via Girls Who Code and her public advocacy, Saujani is really getting stuff done.