mParticle, the leading enterprise Customer Data Infrastructure company, announced that Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code founder, has joined its Board of Directors. Saujani’s background as a leader in equality and empowerment, will work with mParticle to help the team achieve its mission of helping companies accelerate the future through data.
Reshma Saujani is a leading activist, the founder of Girls Who Code, and the Marshall Plan for Moms. She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic. Reshma is also the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect, and her influential TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views globally.
Reshma began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for US 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. She also served as New York City’s Deputy Public Advocate, where she created innovative partnerships to support DREAMers and promote campaign finance reform, among other initiatives.
Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. Her innovative approach to movement building has earned her broad recognition on lists including: Fortune World’s Greatest Leaders; Fortune 40 Under 40; WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year; Forbes Most Powerful Women Changing the World; and Fast Company 100 Most Creative People, among others. She is the winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.
“Reshma is an inspiration to so many, including myself. She has inspired an entire generation of young women to think differently about what they are capable of, and what they can become,” said Michael Katz, CEO of mParticle. “Her focus on not only solving big problems, but her success in creating a movement is truly incredible. I couldn’t be more excited to work with, and learn from her.”