COO of Girls Who Code Tarika Barrett, Ph.D., Is Named To McGraw Hill’s New Board of Directors

COO of Girls Who Code Tarika Barrett, Ph.D., Is Named To McGraw Hill’s New Board of Directors

McGraw Hill is one of the country’s leading companies providing resources for youth to learn more about science and technology. This week, the company announced that Tarika Barrett, Ph.D., has joined ita board of directors. Dr. Barrett will provide counsel in creating world-class content for its digital learning platforms.

“I have long admired McGraw Hill for the quality of its products and its purpose-driven culture,” Dr. Barrett said in a press statement about her new role. “I am honored to join the board and look forward to working with Larry, Simon, and the other directors to continue to drive innovation that will benefit students and educators.”

Dr. Barrett currently works as the Chief Operating Officer for Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology sector including running its Summer Immersion Program and after-school Clubs Program that brings in over 300,000 girls from around the world.

“Tarika brings extensive leadership experience and a record of achievement in the education sector,” says Apollo Global Management Senior Partner and Chairman of the board of McGraw Hill, Larry Berg, in a press statement. 

“She will work closely with me, Simon Allen, and the company’s other board members to provide counsel on numerous strategic, and operational matters that will help position McGraw Hill for continued success.”

“Tarika’s deep knowledge of the education sector and her strong background in the use of technology in the classroom will be of great benefit to us as we continue our digital transformation,” said Simon Allen, Chief Executive Officer of McGraw Hill, in a press statement.

“She shares our values and sense of purpose, and I look forward to working with her as we continue to improve student outcomes through a focus on the science of learning.”