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Courtney Subramanian – Daily Beast – Friday, 07 March 2014 (originally published 06 Mar)
South by Southwest is back! From inspiring entrepreneurs to innovative execs, here are eight speakers not to miss. Plus, 10 must-see panels about leadership, princess culture, and more.
South by Southwest, the major technology, film and music festival that annually descends on Austin, Texas is once again upon us. From March 7-16, thinkers, creators, musicians, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers will occupy business centers, flood bars and restaurants, and host panels on the latest innovation in the digital space. While Chelsea Clinton’s (keynote address) on March 11 is one major event to watch, there are plenty of other inspiring women speaking across industries including public service, health care, education, and tech. Here are 8 speakers and 10 panels to seek out during the inspiring swirl of creative chaos.
Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code
In 2012, Saujani founded Girls Who Code, a national non-profit aiming to close the gender gap in computer science and mold the next generation of female leaders in technology. The program has launched in five cities (New York, Detroit, San Francisco, San Jose and Davis, Calif.) with more cities to be announced next year. Saujani left her career as an attorney to become the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress. She’s served as the deputy public advocate of New York City and most recently ran for public advocate last fall . . .