brave, not perfectBRAVE, NOT PERFECT
Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
by Reshma Saujani

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Reshma Saujani has proven herself a tireless advocate for young women, challenging our society to rethink its assumptions about gender and what girls can and cannot do. In Brave, Not Perfect, Saujani translates that ethic into a wise, instructive, and transformative argument. Girls, she says, are conditioned to play it safe and praised for being quiet and polite. They are steered away from activities thought to contradict that ideal, activities at which they could shine.

That message need not be the only one the young women of today hear, Saujani says, and educators are perfectly primed to be agents of change through their every day interactions in the classroom. By valuing bravery over perfection, teachers and students alike have the power to shift the current paradigm and reshape the conversation. Full of insights and practices that can be translated into habits in the classroom, at the workplace, and in every corner of life, Brave, Not Perfect presents a new vision of success for young women, one in which they are empowered to claim their own voices and pursue the things they genuinely, passionately want.

Click here to watch Reshma Saujani’s TED Talk, “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection”

girls who codeALSO BY RESHMA SAUJANI, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. She’s been named a Fortune 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, and one of the Most Powerful Women Changing the World by Forbes.