5 speakers 15 minutes each
Teach girls bravery – not perfection
Reshma Saujani is the daughter of immigrant parents and a Yale Law school graduate, landing in a top-5 law firm before quitting her job and becoming the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress in what was touted as a hotly-contested race where she was endorsed by the New York Observer and the Daily News and featured on the cover of the New York Times and the Washington Post. She then lost spectacularly, picked herself up and went on to found Girls Who Code, which aims to close the gender gap in technology. Reshma’s upcoming book Brave, Not Perfect, looks at the ways that boys and girls are raised and empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery.