Trisha Prabhu

May 31 @ 7 PM

 

Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event to celebrate Naperville author Trisha Prabhu's new non-fiction kids book, ReThink the Internet: How to Make the Digital World a Lot Less Sucky. Trisha is the CEO and founder of #ReThink,™ a company dedicated to detecting and stopping online hate before bullying starts. She will be in conversation with Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code).  

 

The Goal: End Internet Hate. The Book: #ReThink The InternetThe Author: Trisha Prabhu, twenty-one-year-old innovator, social entrepreneur, global advocate, and inventor who was bullied as a child.

In a series of funny and illustrative stories, Trisha Prabhu, the CEO and inventor of #ReThink, asks readers to stop and consider the consequences before they post, tweet, comment, or text.
 
Because of her own experiences as a cyberbullied preteen, Trisha Prabhu decided that ending internet hate and promoting the idea of being a thoughtful, considerate, kind online citizen was her life's goal. After creating the #ReThink technology, winning awards, appearing on TV, and getting invited to tons of speaking engagements, this book is the next step in making that happen.

 

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Trisha Prabhu is a twenty-year-old innovator, social entrepreneur, global advocate, and inventor of ReThink™, a patented technology and an effective way to detect and stop online hate. As a victim of cyberbullying herself, Trisha was shocked, heartbroken, and outraged. Deeply moved to action by the silent pandemic of cyberbullying and passionate to end online hate, Trisha created the patented technology product ReThink™, which detects and stops online hate at the source, before the bullying occurs, before the damage is done. Her globally acclaimed research has found that with ReThink, adolescents change their mind 93 percent of the time and decide not to post an offensive message.

As a CEO and social entrepreneur, Trisha has received worldwide acclaim in the business world. In 2016, President Obama and the U.S. State Department invited Trisha to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, to showcase her work and share her story with other entrepreneurs. Not long after, ReThink was featured on ABC's hit TV show, Shark Tank. In 2019, ReThink was the winner of Harvard University's President's Global Innovation Challenge & Harvard College's i3 Innovation Challenge. Trisha is the first ever Harvard College freshman to win the Harvard University's President Innovation Grand Prize.

Trisha has also been honored with awards and recognition for her ingenuity in inventing, building, and launching ReThink. For her research and scientific inquiry, Trisha was named a 2014 Google Science Fair Global Finalist. She was awarded the 2016 MIT INSPIRE Aristotle Award, as well as the 2016 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois High School Innovator Award. She has the esteemed distinction of showcasing and sharing her ReThink technology at the White House Science Fair at the invitation of President Obama.

For her advocacy, public service, and commitment to leading an anti-cyberbullying movement, Trisha was selected as a 2015 Global Teen Leader by the We Are Family Foundation, conferred the 2016 WebMD Health Hero of the Year Prodigy Award, and received the Anti-Bullying Champion Award by the International Princess Diana Awards, the Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award from Auburn University, and the Upstander Legacy Celebration Award from the Tyler Clementi Foundation. She is also a proud recipient of several other awards, including the Daily Points of Light Honor, awarded by the George H. W. Bush Foundation for extraordinary social volunteering and service.

 

Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and the founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms. She has spent more than a decade advocating for women’s and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and, most recently, championing policies to support mothers impacted by the pandemic. Saujani is also the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect, and her influential TED talk, “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection,” has more than five million views. She began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer, and she now lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal; their sons, Shaan and Sai; and their bulldog, Stanley.