Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, will be the featured speaker at the Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium on Oct. 18. Girls Who Code works to inspire, educate, and equip girls for opportunities in computer programming through summer immersion programs, afterschool clubs, and other initiatives. Saujani is the author of the books, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, which shares real-life stories of women working at places like Pixar and NASA, and Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way, in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship. Her forthcoming book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder, is inspired by her popular TED talk. The CWBC Colloquium will be held in Yawkey Center’s Murray Function Room beginning at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. More from BC News.