A decade ago, Reshma Saujani founded an international nonprofit called Girls Who Code to encourage and support women in technical fields to better compete in the 21st century workforce. The organization has reached over 500,000 women and inspired millions of others across the globe.
Now, Saujani is back with a new mission—addressing corporate burnout and the inequity hurting America’s women today. Saujani is the author of Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (Atria, March 2022). Saujani dismantles the myth of “having it all” and lifts the burden society places on individual women to be primary caregivers, and to work around a system built for and by men. The time has come, she argues, for innovative corporate leadership, government intervention, and sweeping culture shift; it’s time to Pay Up.
“We are at a pivotal moment in history. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to radically reimagine business, culture and advocacy, to redesign our systems and structures for a post-pandemic world,” Saujani told the Yale Daily News recently.
“Reshma Saujani has helped many women crack the glass ceiling, but now she’s convinced that we need to rebuild the foundation of work itself. Her provocative book will challenge you to rethink some of your basic assumptions about what it will take to create real equality of opportunity,” the renowned management guru Adam Grant observes about Pay Up.
Saujani, a Yale alumna, will don the crimson for an hour and discuss her latest work. Join us for this exclusive, wide ranging, conversation.
Participants must register by Noon on May 18th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Founder/CEO of Marshall Plan for Moms; Founder of Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and the founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms. She has spent more than a decade advocating for women’s and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and, most recently, championing policies to support mothers impacted by the pandemic. Saujani 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. She began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School.
Chitra Nawbatt is the Global Head of Health Assurance Partnerships at General Catalyst, a leading global venture capital firm. She drives ecosystem business development and go-to-market access to orchestrate, structure and commercialize strategic partnerships for General Catalyst and its many portfolio companies. She also researches new investment theses driven by market and stakeholder forward strategies. Chitra’s unique multi-industry and multidisciplinary expertise powers her role as a business builder across General Catalyst and its portfolio companies.
Previously, Chitra was a growth strategist as the Global Head of Market Solutions at Genpact, an artificial intelligence and digital transformation consulting firm. Prior to that, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters TV where her live broadcasts were seen by millions across the world. Chitra spent more than a decade in financial services and was a C-level leader at Deutsche Bank. Her career started at EY. Chitra has a CPA designation, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and University of Toronto.
You can reach her on twitter @chitranawbatt.
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