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EP374 Brave Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP374 Brave Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani began her career as an attorney, but in 2010, she became the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. As part of her congressional race, she visited local schools and realized there was a marked gender gap in technology classes, which led her to start Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close that gap. Reshma is also the author of Brave, Not Perfect, an international bestselling book that shares a collection of personal stories and powerful insights and strategies to end perfectionism and embrace bravery.

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Reshma joins me today to discuss how to step out of a prestige position and begin the journey towards what you are meant to do. She explains how her failed U.S. Congress bid helped her to recognize that vulnerability and humiliation are powerful lessons in living your truth and can ultimately help you in the pursuit of your dreams. Reshma also shares how she has developed as a leader and CEO of Girls Who Code over the past seven years and how she foresees women grasping power in the technology industry.




“It’s about having the courage to move on” – Reshma Saujani




Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:


  • How Reshma realized that it’s okay to not be perfect
  • Why you shouldn’t hide from your shame
  • The importance of being authentic and telling your truth
  • How Reshma’s personal journey helped her develop as a leader
  • Why you need to give yourself permission to enjoy your downtime
  • Why focusing on the goal instead of the journey can be damaging
  • The joy of finding your flow
  • How to manage the tension of continually searching for the next challenge
  • How Girls Who Code empowers women in the technology sector



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