The Vermont Women's Fund
Annual Benefit Celebration

Featuring guest speaker Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Davis Center at the University of Vermont, Burlington
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Cocktail reception begins at 5:30 with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets $50/person, $10/students

All proceeds from the event go to support the work of the Vermont Women's Fund

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The Vermont Women's Fund Benefit is sponsored by:

   
         

         

The Alchemist A.N. Deringer  Logic Supply Vermont Creamery


Community National Bank          
Copperleaf Financial
e4h Architecture
Gallagher Flynn
Main Street Landing
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
NRG
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Paul Frank & Collins
People's United Bank
UVM Health Network
UVM Office of the
     V.P for Research



Meet Our Speaker:

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. 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 has also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013. 

Reshma started Girls Who Code to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.By the end of the 2018 academic year, Girls Who Code will have reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. Girls Who Code alumni are choosing to major in Computer Science (CS) or related fields at a rate 15 time the national average; Black and Latina alumni are choosing to major in CS or related fields at a rate 16 times the national average.

The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation supports women and girls in Vermont through collective philanthropic giving. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on Vermont’s young women and girls, ages 12-25, with a strategic emphasis on programs that offer financial literacy and job and life-skill training.

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