New York Times bestselling author and Girls Who Code founder/CEO inspires us to discover the power of female bravery.
Do you ever feel crushed under the weight of your own expectations? Do you often lose sleep ruminating over a tiny mistake or worrying about what someone else thinks of you? Do you run yourself ragged trying to do it all, at home and at work, with a smile and not a hair out of place? Have you ever passed up an opportunity–a relationship, job, or challenge–for fear you wouldn’t immediately excel at it? For you, is failure simply not an option?
You’re not alone. As women, we’ve been taught from an early age to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers rewarded us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so as not to get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. Meanwhile, boys we expected to speak up, get dirty, play rough, and climb to the top of the monkey bars. In short, boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.
As a result, we grow up to be women who are afraid to fail. As too many of us eventually learn, being scared to take risks, to take a stand, to ask for what we want, even to make mistakes, leads to a lot of disappointment and regret. When we hold ourselves back for fear of not being good enough, we tamp down our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. In a book inspired by her popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani shows us how to end our love affair with perfection, and rewire ourselves for bravery.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country, inspiring stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey to accept her imperfections, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
8:30am – Registration, Networking, & Breakfast
Check-in at registration and use this time to network with other attendees. Coffee, tea and light breakfast options will be provided.
9:00am – Welcoming Remarks
9:10am – Fireside Chat
9:40am – Q&A Session
10:00am – Panel Discussion
10:40am – Closing Remarks
10:45am – VIP Book Signing & Photos
If you are a sponsor or have registered for a VIP ticket, you’ll receive access to this portion of the event where each participant will have a chance to meet Reshma one on one, get their book signed and take a photo. (Photos will be shared after the event).
is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, scheduled for release in February 2019, New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and Women Who Don’t Wait In Line. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls.
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