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Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, to Give Keynote Address at 15th Annual Diversity Convocation

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 10, 2021

MAHWAH, N.J. — Ramapo College of New Jersey is pleased to welcome Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, as the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Diversity Convocation scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at noon. The event, sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance, will be presented via WebEx. To register, please go to the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance website: www.ramapo.edu/affirmaction.  The event will also feature brief remarks by Dr. Brian Bridges, N.J. Secretary of Higher Education. The event is free and open to the public.

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. The organization has reached 500 million people and 300,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Reshma is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World.

Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls. In 2010, Reshma surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. She lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their sons, Shaan and Sai, and their bulldog, Stanley.

The event is sponsored by Ramapo College’s Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance, whose mission is to ensure the community celebrates diversity and to create a favorable campus climate for all through programs and peer education.

For questions or concerns, email diversity@ramapo.edu

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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