Dana Ledyard

Chief Operating Officer


With more than fifteen years of experience in education, technology, and workforce development, Dana Ledyard serves as the Chief Operating Officer at CodePath.org. In her role at CodePath she is responsible for leading CodePath’s impact, scale, and revenue streams in this dynamic growth phase for the organization as they work to transform computer science education and diversify the nation's most competitive entry level technical roles.Prior to CodePath, Dana served as VP of Strategy at Catalyte where she built partnerships and launched new engagements with employers such as Bloomberg, T Rowe Price, SAP NS2, the City of Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins, placing retrained adults into software engineering apprenticeships. In her previous role as Managing Director of Girls Who Code, Dana led the organization's summer program expansion to bring computer science education to girls across the country, including building the organization's staff, program model, and managing partnerships with technology companies including Twitter, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and more. During her tenure, Girls Who Code scaled from reaching 20 girls to serving over 10,000 girls nationwide, and Dana was recognized by Glamour magazine as one of “35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry”. Dana completed an MBA at the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she studied as a Morehead-Cain scholar.