Previous Speakers

Girls Who Code Founder: Reshma Saujani

Byron Academy video interview with Reshma Saujani: Founder of "Girls Who Code" on November 29, 2012. In 2010 Reshma became the first Indian-American woman to run for United States Congress.
Reshma is 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.
Advocating for a new model of female leadership focused on risk-taking, competition and mentorship, Reshma is the author of a new book entitled, Women Who Don't Wait in Line, to be released by Amazon Publishing in 2013. She is a graduate of The Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School.
Daily Muse Founder and Editor-In-Chief: Melissa McCreery

Melissa McCreery presented for Byron Academy as our featured October 2012 speaker. Melissa is The Daily Muse's Editor-in-Chief and "rogue developer." Melissa was recently named to INC's 15 Women to Watch in Tech. She previously worked at McKinsey & Company in New York, and was an Executive Editor of The Harvard Crimson. A Harvard physics major, Melissa has also worked on cancer cures as a postgrad at UCSF, taught herself to code, and now regularly speaks on the topic of women in technology.
I Am That Girl Founders: Alexis Jones and Emily Greener

Alexis Jones is founder of I AM THAT GIRL, Alexis is an internationally recognized speaker and CBS' Survivor star. She has spoken to over 100,000 girls in the past 4 years and is quickly establishing herself as the go-to for millennial girls. Her authenticity combined with her entertaining, compelling nature makes her a unique and powerful personality with an ability to influence the masses!
Emily Greener is co-founder and Executive Director of I AM THAT GIRL, Emily is producing content, developing programs and using media to provoke honest conversations and depict vulnerability as our greatest connection to each other. Driven by her passion for people and the human experience, Emily is on a mission to build a community that makes all girls realize that they are, in fact, enough.