CEO, Girls Who Code
Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology that has served over 500,000 students to date. Tarika started her career as an educator and has spent two decades building educational pathways for young people at organizations like iMentor, the New York City Department of Education, New Visions for Public Schools, and New York University’s Center for Research on Teaching and Learning. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Tarika has an M.A. in Deaf Education from Columbia Teachers College and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University. Tarika served on the boards of CSforALL, Eskolta, McGraw Hill and she also sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. She is the recipient of the New York University’s Steinhardt School Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, and was named one of Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York in 2021.