Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code on replacing perfectionism with courage in motherhood
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Reshma Saujani is the Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech. She has been named on Fortune’s "World’s Greatest Leaders" list and Forbes’s "Most Powerful Women Changing the World" list and is nationally recognized as someone who is truly changing the technology landscape. 

In 2010 Reshma became the first Indian American woman to run for Congress but lost to the incumbent Democrat in her district. While the loss was devastating, she learned a lot through the experience of campaigning about the socialization of women and girls, which she writes about in her new book, Brave, Not Perfect. 

In this episode, Reshma chats with Liz about her own experience of being a mom to her son Shaan, how we can raise our girls to be risk-takers, and how we as mothers can unlearn the deeply ingrained perfectionism within so many of us.

Then, keep listening to hear Haley Campbell, the owner and developer of Beluga Baby, read her essay, “To my daughter—I wish you confidence, courage + kindness” from Motherly’s website.

The Motherly Podcast is hosted by Liz Tenety and produced by Micaela Heck and Samantha Gattsek. Music by The Blue Dot Sessions. 

Thanks to our sponsor, Prudential. 

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