Who Do You Want to Be When This Is Over?

There’s a difference between being a go-getter and being gutsy, Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, observes in her book, Brave Not Perfect. “So many women stick to doing only the things at which they excel, rarely going beyond what makes them feel confident and comfortable,” she writes. But what happens when we’re outside our comfort zones—either by choice or by circumstances, such as the challenging ones we now … [ more ]

Finding Your Bravery Now: A Conversation with Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect, recently spoke with the Conferences for Women, about perfectionism and bravery in a world turned upside down. The conversation has been edited for brevity. CFW: You’ve talked about striving for perfection as an impediment to growth. In today’s extraordinary circumstances, perfection doesn’t seem remotely possible. But does it still play a role in how women … [ more ]

How to Be Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

In this special episode, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, talks with guest host Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, about her new book, Brave, Not Perfect.  This conversation took place before the outbreak of COVID-19. But we’re airing it now because it clearly speaks to the challenges many of us face today. Tune in for practical advice and inspiration from Reshma to help … [ more ]

Brave, Not Perfect | 2019 Session

How would it feel to be able to embrace imperfection? To not try to please everyone all the time? To not pass up opportunities that take you out of your comfort zone? Or to avoid rejection at all costs? In this session, Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani will share an array of insights into ending our love affair with perfection and rewiring ourselves for bravery. She’ll share … [ more ]

Happier Now: Embracing the Everyday | 2019 Session

Many of us are so busy chasing perfectionism, we forget to enjoy the everyday moments—imagining that happiness will come at some elusive time in the future. In this session, happiness expert Nataly Kogan and a panel of experts will share simple strategies for how to experience more joy, recognize when a change is needed, find contentment and have greater resilience when times get tough. You will learn how to escape … [ more ]

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