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CANCELED: Reshma Saujani

In Conversation with Christina Cauterucci

Feb 20, 2019 • 7:00 pm ET
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Do you run yourself ragged trying to not just do it all, but do it all flawlessly? Do you lose sleep ruminating over small mistakes or worrying what others think of you? Have you ever passed up a big opportunity – a relationship, job, or a personal challenge – for fear you wouldn’t nail it right away or look foolish trying? For you, is failure simply not an option?

Girls are often taught from an early age to play it safe and aim for perfection while boys are taught to take risks and be brave. As a result, girls grow up to be women who are afraid to fail, tamping down their dreams and narrowing their world, along with their opportunities for happiness and fulfillment.

In Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder, Reshma Saujani—the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code—shows women how to break free from the trap of perfection and rewire themselves for bravery. Inspired by her TED Talk, the book draws on hundreds of interviews with girls and women who are changing the world one brave act at a time. Saujani shares her own journey to accept her imperfections, and an array of insights and practices to use your voice, take a stand, ask for what you want, and make bravery a lifelong habit.

Saujani has been named one of Fortune‘s 40 under 40, Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing the World, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People. She is also the author of the bestseller, Girls Who Code. In conversation with Christina Cauterucci, a staff writer at Slate and host of “Outward” and “The Waves,” both Slate podcasts. Book signing to follow.

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