Girls Who Code's founder didn't even know how to code when she launched her organization, which is now 40,000 girls strong.

"I just knew I wanted to give back," Reshma Saujani said.


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And it all started because she lost in a New York Democratic Congressional race -- and she lost pretty badly.

"But losing that congressional race was the bravest thing I ever did," Saujani said. "Because, oh my God, I didn't die."

Girls Who Code is on a mission to get every girl coding. "You're going to need to learn how to code to survive the 21st century.  That's just a fact," Saujani said.  So with 80 summer immersion programs in companies like Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE - Get Report) , Facebook Inc. (FB - Get Report) , AT&T Inc. (T - Get Report) , Walt Disney Co. (DIS - Get Report) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT - Get Report) - she is well on her way to do just that.

So listen in and hear her inspirational story.

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