NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced the appointment of Phil Shawe to the organization’s Board of Directors. Shawe is the CEO and President of TransPerfect, which provides translation, localization, and an array of related business and technology solutions.

“We’re thrilled to have Phil Shawe join our Board,” said Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani. “As we look to expand our reach to even more girls, Phil’s expertise in translation and cultural nuances will be invaluable.”

Shawe has overseen the day-to-day operations of TransPerfect for over 25 years, and grown the business from two people to an industry leader with over 4,000 employees and more than 90 offices worldwide. Phil has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for New York City by Ernst & Young, and named to the prestigious  Crain’s New York  “40 Under 40” list as one of the city’s top young executives.  Crain’s  has also ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies nine years in a row. His philanthropic efforts include supporting over 25 causes by donating time or financial support, and he was recently named to The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s Circle of Honor.

"Girls Who Code has already done so much incredible work to narrow the gender gap in technology career paths, and I am honored to be a part of its Board and part of its future," said Phil Shawe. "Our entire management team at TransPerfect shares this enthusiasm, and we look forward to helping Girls Who Code meet and exceed their ambitious goals."

The addition of Shawe expands the organization’s Board of Directors to 14 total members, including:

Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist and The Craig Newmark Foundation Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor Evan Korth, Professor of Computer Science at NYU and Founder of HackNY Jamie Miller, Chief Financial Officer, GE Jason Spero, VP Performance Media, Google Juan Sabater, Partner, Valor Equity Partners Kara Sprague, Senior VP and General Manager of ADC, F5 Networks Marissa Shorenstein, President, Northeast Region, AT&T Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO at Girls Who Code Trina DasGupta, CEO at Single Palm Tree Productions Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13-book New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 states and several US territories. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.

About TransPerfect

TransPerfect  is the world’s largest provider of  language services  and  technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s  GlobalLink®  Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully  ISO 9001  and  ISO 17100  certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at  www.transperfect.com.

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