Interview with Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS. Pooja is currently a high school senior who founded ProjectCSGIRLS as a sophomore to address the gender gap in technology. ProjectCSGIRLS is a national youth-driven nonprofit which runs a national computer science competition, as well as workshops for middle school girls. This year ProjectCSGIRLS is also launching an international competition. Pooja speaks about her outreach work at conferences around the country, including O’Reilly Velocity New York Conference, the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, the Global Tech Women Voices Conference, and the STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region.
Deadline for signing up for the ProjectCSGIRLS U.S. Competition is Feb 1st if you’d like a mentor assigned, Feb 15th otherwise. Projects are due April 1st.
Hosted by Sarah Worsham.
Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.
Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 20:
- ProjectCSGIRLS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pooja’s email: email@example.com
- To Sponsor ProjectCSGIRLS: firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT)
- National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)
- GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services
- code academy