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Get ready to leave perfect behind. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to create a nonprofit that's reached 300,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world.

The award-winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast, based on Reshma's internationally bestselling book, brings you interviews with changemakers with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani Reshma Saujani/Girls Who Code

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 145 Ratings

Get ready to leave perfect behind. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to create a nonprofit that's reached 300,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world.

The award-winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast, based on Reshma's internationally bestselling book, brings you interviews with changemakers with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

    The Bravery to Say Goodbye (ft. Marisa Renee Lee)

    The Bravery to Say Goodbye (ft. Marisa Renee Lee)

    Reshma makes a big announcement about the podcast and her future with Girls Who Code before jumping into a powerful interview with Marisa  Renee Lee about grief. They discuss how privilege plays into who is given space to grieve, letting go of trying to grieve the "right" way,  and how to find joy and love while in the midst of grieving.

    You can continue to follow Reshma's bravery journey on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani. 

    Follow Marisa on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3qn4IIk
    Follow Marisa on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3t4u13t
    Learn more about Marisa's work: https://www.marisareneelee.com/about-marisa


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    • 31 min
    The Bravery to Demand Change For Moms (ft. Dr. C. Nicole Mason)

    The Bravery to Demand Change For Moms (ft. Dr. C. Nicole Mason)

    Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women's  Policy Research (IWPR), joins Reshma to discuss the crisis women are  facing in the workplace as a result of the pandemic, the potential of  solutions like the Marshall Plan for Moms, and why now is the moment to  be bold and ask for more.

    Sign the letter to support the Marshall Plan for Moms: https://www.marshallplanformoms.com/

    Follow Dr. Mason on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3pCwOyY
    Follow IWPR on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3siZs9W
    Follow Dr. Mason on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3qJZqaU
    Follow IWPR on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2NtQV5m


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    • 23 min
    Marshall Plan for Moms (ft. Dee Poku and Eve Rodsky)

    Marshall Plan for Moms (ft. Dee Poku and Eve Rodsky)

    Reshma sits down with Dee Poku (CEO and founder of the WIE Suite) and Eve Rodsky (author of the NYTimes Bestseller Fair Play) to discuss the need for a Marshall Plan for Moms and why they're calling on the Biden administration to create a task force to address the economic crisis moms are facing during the COVID-19 crises.

    Sign the letter to support the Marshall Plan for Moms: https://www.marshallplanformoms.com/

    The WIE Suite: https://www.thewiesuite.com/
    Fair Play: https://www.fairplaylife.com/

    Follow Dee on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3aGb2Vy
    Follow Dee on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2On3aRv
    Follow Eve on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cQpNI4
    Follow Eve on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2OlHll9


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    • 41 min
    What's The Best That Can Happen? (ft. Michelle Poler)

    What's The Best That Can Happen? (ft. Michelle Poler)

    Reshma sits down with Michelle Poler,  author of Hello Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You're  Meant to Be. They discuss how Michelle went from being scared of  everything to doing 100 things that scared her, generational fear, what  bravery actually means, and why we should start thinking about what's  the best that can happen instead of what's the worst.

    You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l.

    Check out Michelle's Book: https://www.hellofearsbook.com/

    Follow Michelle on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3sVrwBu

    Follow Hello Fears on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2YaC0ij

    Follow Michelle on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Ye6pfC

    Follow Hello Fears on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3a0wjsB


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    • 27 min
    Getting Brave with Money (ft. Tonya Rapley)

    Getting Brave with Money (ft. Tonya Rapley)

    The new year is a perfect time to get your finances in order. Reshma sits down with Tonya Rapley of MyFabFinance to get advice on how to start that process and what to prioritize. Tonya shares her money journey and how she got her finances uncontrol, gives insight about setting goals with different levels of income and stability in mind, and talks about the importance of accepting imperfection to start her own business. 

    Donate to BLM: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    Donate to bail funds across the country: https://bit.ly/3qbl8nm

    Check out MyFabFinance: https://myfabfinance.com/
    Tonya Rapley on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3bGSJlp
    Tonya Rapley on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XvvBOi
    MyFabFinance on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XvwfeG

    Learn more about Tonya's nonprofit, muhturnl: https://bit.ly/3ntuwkE


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    • 27 min
    Astrology Is Self-Care (ft. Banu Guler)

    Astrology Is Self-Care (ft. Banu Guler)

    To close out the year, Reshma sits down with Banu Guler, the founder of the popular Co-Star app that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized horoscopes. The two discuss how Banu found the bravery to start Co-Star, whether astrology is really more popular today than it used to be, using astrology as self care, and sharing a star sign.  

    You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l.

    Check out Co-Star: https://www.costarastrology.com/

    Follow Banu on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hbO0Zq

    Follow Co-Star on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hc43Xg

    Follow Banu on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2KOi1CF
    Follow Co-Star on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3pkjTBN


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

1234icey ,

Very Brave

I’m a Mother, Grandma, and Wife Reshma You’re interviews are so inspiring meaningful so enjoying listening and still listening I have to share with My Daughters and My Mother and Aunts , Family, Friends Bless You Always now still listening

easydreamer65 ,

It's Okay

Not perfect is right, but fine for listening in the car.

Becky5thgrade ,

Awesome, inspiring listens

I look forward to a weekly long walk with my dog so I can listen to Reshma uninterrupted. I always feel inspired after listening to her and the amazing people she interviews. As a teacher and co-leader of a girls’ leadership after school program, I often find myself drawing from her wisdom.

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