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Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

Author: Reshma Saujani/Girls Who Code

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Get ready to leave perfect behind. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to create a nonprofit that's reached 300,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world.

The award-winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast, based on Reshma's internationally bestselling book, brings you interviews with changemakers with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.
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Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women's  Policy Research (IWPR), joins Reshma to discuss the crisis women are  facing in the workplace as a result of the pandemic, the potential of  solutions like the Marshall Plan for Moms, and why now is the moment to  be bold and ask for more. Sign the letter to support the Marshall Plan for Moms: https://www.marshallplanformoms.com/ Follow Dr. Mason on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3pCwOyY Follow IWPR on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3siZs9W Follow Dr. Mason on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3qJZqaU Follow IWPR on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2NtQV5m --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with Dee Poku (CEO and founder of the WIE Suite) and Eve Rodsky (author of the NYTimes Bestseller Fair Play) to discuss the need for a Marshall Plan for Moms and why they're calling on the Biden administration to create a task force to address the economic crisis moms are facing during the COVID-19 crises. Sign the letter to support the Marshall Plan for Moms: https://www.marshallplanformoms.com/ The WIE Suite: https://www.thewiesuite.com/ Fair Play: https://www.fairplaylife.com/ Follow Dee on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3aGb2Vy Follow Dee on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2On3aRv Follow Eve on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cQpNI4 Follow Eve on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2OlHll9 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with Michelle Poler,  author of Hello Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You're  Meant to Be. They discuss how Michelle went from being scared of  everything to doing 100 things that scared her, generational fear, what  bravery actually means, and why we should start thinking about what's  the best that can happen instead of what's the worst. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l. Check out Michelle's Book: https://www.hellofearsbook.com/ Follow Michelle on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3sVrwBu Follow Hello Fears on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2YaC0ij Follow Michelle on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Ye6pfC Follow Hello Fears on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3a0wjsB --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
The new year is a perfect time to get your finances in order. Reshma sits down with Tonya Rapley of MyFabFinance to get advice on how to start that process and what to prioritize. Tonya shares her money journey and how she got her finances uncontrol, gives insight about setting goals with different levels of income and stability in mind, and talks about the importance of accepting imperfection to start her own business.  Donate to BLM: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Donate to bail funds across the country: https://bit.ly/3qbl8nm Check out MyFabFinance: https://myfabfinance.com/ Tonya Rapley on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3bGSJlp Tonya Rapley on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XvvBOi MyFabFinance on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XvwfeG Learn more about Tonya's nonprofit, muhturnl: https://bit.ly/3ntuwkE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
To close out the year, Reshma sits down with Banu Guler, the founder of the popular Co-Star app that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized horoscopes. The two discuss how Banu found the bravery to start Co-Star, whether astrology is really more popular today than it used to be, using astrology as self care, and sharing a star sign.   You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l. Check out Co-Star: https://www.costarastrology.com/ Follow Banu on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hbO0Zq Follow Co-Star on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hc43Xg Follow Banu on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2KOi1CF Follow Co-Star on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3pkjTBN --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Girls Who Code recently partnered with the If/Then Initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies to break the internet and show the world what the web would look like if it weren't for the contributions of women. In today's episode, Reshma sits down with Nicole Small, founder of the If/Then Initiative and CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to discuss this important campaign and how Nicole learned to be brave, not perfect. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l.   Check out the Missing Code Campaign: https://missing-code.com/ Learn more about the If/Then Initiative: https://www.ifthenshecan.org/ Follow the If/Then Initiative on Instagram: https://bit.ly/386WaOu Follow the If/Then Initiative on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3nkJV7F --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel investments and a powerful leader in the financial sector. The two discuss the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, the myth of meritocracy and how difficult situations can build resilience. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l.   Follow Mellody on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Ju5zqS Follow Mellody on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3lkdGDP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo and one of the few women of color to lead a Fortune 100 company to discuss sisterhood, the challenges of being a woman of color at the top, and how she succeeded in the corporate world.  You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Indra on Twitter: https://bit.ly/38Nba6h Follow Indra on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kDet2j --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with activist and actor Yara Shahidi, who stars in series Black-ish and Grown-ish, to discuss the importance of civic engagement, being open to challenging your understanding of the world, and why taking care of yourself is vital for having the strength to change the world. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Yara on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3ej2plb Follow Yara on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kR2TBF --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
What can we learn about bravery from young people? Turns out a whole lot. Reshma sits down with former Secretary of Education and CEO of The Education Trust John King Jr. to discuss the moral clarity of youth, the need to rethink how we teach American History, and how education leaders need to demand equitable education during the pandemic.   You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Learn more about the Education Trust: https://edtrust.org/ Follow The Education Trust on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdTrust --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
How can we use bravery to strengthen our friendships? Reshma sits down with Ann Friendman, co-author of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, for a discussion about deepening our friendships, maintaining and making new connections during COVID times, and going into business with your friends. Girls Who Code is currently celebrating Day of The Girl through its yearly Sisterhood campaign. You can find out about exciting virtual events and learn about how to get involved at apple.co/gwc. Plus, we're asking you to share your stories about Sisterhood with the hashtag #SisterhoodStory Check out Big Friendship: https://www.bigfriendship.com/ Listen to Call Your Girlfriend: https://www.callyourgirlfriend.com/ Follow Ann on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3dcLwZ3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch has an inspiring conversation with Reshma about how to avoid being held back by fear, the challenges and wonders of going to space, and the importance of sisterhood. Plus, Reshma interviews Jenna Arnold, an organizer of the National Women's March about her new book: Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines. Follow Christina on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3chKGcI Follow Christina on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cqSs4k Check out Raising Our Hands: https://www.jennaarnold.com/ Follow Jenna on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cjV0kw --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Soledad O’Brien joins Reshma for a dynamic conversation about asking for  the things you need, navigating fraught workplace dynamics, and how to  bounce back after a disappointing setback. This  conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer  Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Soledad on Twitter: https://bit.ly/32O4Jvl Follow Soledad on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Er8y1m --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Reshma sits down with her mentor, former Secretary of State and  Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to discuss her career, what  she's learned along the way, and give advice to other ambitious women.  This  conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer  Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram  @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow HRC on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hjxnKG Follow HRC on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Ymi24E --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
On this week's episode, Reshma sits down with Dr. Jill Biden to talk about the challenges of virtual education, the teachers she admires going above and beyond for their students during the pandemic, and how much she loves the one-of-a-kind community you find in a classroom. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Dr. Jill Biden on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3gNLsjo Follow Dr. Jill Biden on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XLFPL2 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
It would be harder to be brave without the pioneers who came before and created more space for us to thrive. Reshma sits down with one such pioneer, Dr. Robbie Melton, to learn about her work with Apple to bring more coding and creativity resources to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, her passion for empowering young people to shape their world, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman in her career. Learn more about the work Dr. Melton's doing with Apple: https://apple.co/2P2IOd4 Learn about Dr. Melton: https://www.robbiemelton.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
It's hard to let go of perfection at this time where it often feels  like we have little control over our lives, but being kind to yourself  is even more important during these difficult times. This week, Reshma  sits down with Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation for a conversation  about being brave during a pandemic, diversity in tech, and standing up for increased access to birth control. This conversation  is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion  Program. You can follow Reshma on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani  or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Melinda's Twitter: https://bit.ly/3foKSrq Melinda's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2OjVb42 The Gates Foundation: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ The Moment of Lift: https://bit.ly/2DDP9JI --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
Brave, Not Perfect is sharing an episode from Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller this week highlighting a young climate activist fighting to save our planet. Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change. And I hope that everyone listening will get involved and know that they have the power to do something." Listen and subscribe to Inflection Point: https://apple.co/38I6dK9 Follow Inflection Point on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2NZmArV Read the transcript for the interview: https://bit.ly/2Z1DEDW Learn more about Youth vs. Apocalypse: http://youthvsapocalypse.org/ Follow Youth vs Apocalypse on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3iDjk3u --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
We can all rise higher by lifting each other up and developing relationships where we invest in and support one another. This week, Reshma talks with Bozoma Saint John about the importance of sisterhood. The two discuss important moments when sisterhood supported them, how the values of sisterhood are being used to signal boost the voices of Black women during this critical moment, and making space for themselves as women of color. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Bozoma's Twitter: https://twitter.com/badassboz Bozoma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badassboz/?hl=en NowThis feature of the conversation: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1275421600062615552?s=20 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
What does it mean to be an anti-racist parent? And what can we do to teach our kids to commit to the fight against systematic racism? Reshma sits down with activist and fashion entrepreneur Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs to talk about committing to bringing anti-racist practices into our homes and teaching them to the next generation. Support the Black Lives Matter movement: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/, https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Tabitha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabithastb Tabitha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabithastb Women's March Defund the Police Resources: https://womensmarch.com/defundpolice Tabitha's "From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter to White Parents" in Romper: https://www.romper.com/p/from-christian-cooper-to-george-floyd-a-letter-to-white-parents-22940751 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message
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