Reshma Saujani: Using AI to put moms first

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girl Who Code, saw the pandemic push women out of the workforce and make existing workplace inequalities worse. "We have not made the workforce work for moms," she says. With her campaign called Moms First, she launched a tool last year that uses generative AI to help moms-to-be apply for paid leave benefits in New York. Soon it will be available in all other states where paid leave is available.

For our second conversation on using AI to uplift people and promote equality, Reshma joined Niala to talk about the impetus for the tool, and why she thinks AI can be a major force for good.

Guests: Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code and Moms First

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