Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and the former Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. As Executive Director of the Fund for Public Advocacy, Reshma brought together public and private sectors to encourage entrepreneurship and civic engagement across NYC. Today, she has galvanized industry leaders to close the gender gap in STEM education and empower girls to pursue careers in technology and engineering. In 2010, Reshma became the first South Asian woman to run for Congress, promoting smarter policies to spur innovation and job creation. Advocating for a new model of female leadership focused on risk-taking, competition and mentorship, Reshma is also the author of a book entitled Women Who Don't Wait in Line, released in October 2013 by Amazon Publishing.
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and The Divergent Series. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Summer Days and Summer Nights, Shards and Ashes, and the upcoming Three Sides of a Heart. The Divergent Series has sold over 35 million copies world wide, and was developed into three major motion pictures released by Lionsgate. Carve the Mark is critically acclaimed and debuted in January 2017 at #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, remaining on for almost 20 weeks. Veronica grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. She now lives in Chicago proper with her husband and dog and writes full-time.