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Empowering women to become tech superstars

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Reshma Saujani, a New York City lawyer with political aspirations, founded Girls Who Code because she wants to see more women break into the traditionally male-dominated fields of technology and entrepreneurship.In August, the organization's first class -- 20 young women ages 13 to 17 -- graduated from an eight-week course that paired them with successful female tech mentors, who taught them the basics of coding, robotics, and Web design. The course was designed to give participants the confidence, connections and perspective they will need to excel. Reshma Saujani Saujani, the first South Asian woman to run for U.S. Congress and author of the forthcoming book "Women Who Don't Wait in Line," will talk about those efforts during a keynote speech, "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" at Real Estate Connect New York City, which takes place Jan. 16-18 at the Grand Hyatt New York. What is Girls Who Code (GWC) and why did you found it? Girls Who Code is a nat...