73: Embrace Discomfort with Reshma Saujani


Our guest this week is Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave Not Perfect. She’s a graduate of Harvard and Yale Law School. We discuss the importance of teaching our children to value bravery and risking discomfort over being perceived as perfect. Also, why women aren’t going into into S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and what she’s doing to fix it.

Plus, the reason she thinks coding is a good way of empowering our children to embrace discomfort, bravery and eschew the perfectionism that keeps them from doing hard things, and how to get our daughters to embrace the “fail fast” mindset.

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And here is a link to Reshma Saujani’s TED Talk.

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