Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani
By Reshma Saujani/Girls Who Code
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 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)
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
March 9, 2021
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
February 23, 2021
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
February 9, 2021
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
January 26, 2021
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
January 12, 2021
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
December 29, 2020
We Broke The Internet! (ft. Nicole Small)
Girls Who Code recently partnered with the If/Then Initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies to break the internet and show the world what the web would look like if it weren't for the contributions of women. In today's episode, Reshma sits down with Nicole Small, founder of the If/Then Initiative and CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to discuss this important campaign and how Nicole learned to be brave, not perfect. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l. Check out the Missing Code Campaign: https://missing-code.com/ Learn more about the If/Then Initiative: https://www.ifthenshecan.org/ Follow the If/Then Initiative on Instagram: https://bit.ly/386WaOu Follow the If/Then Initiative on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3nkJV7F
December 15, 2020
The Myth of Meritocracy (ft. Mellody Hobson)
Reshma sits down with Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel investments and a powerful leader in the financial sector. The two discuss the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, the myth of meritocracy and how difficult situations can build resilience. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l. Follow Mellody on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Ju5zqS Follow Mellody on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3lkdGDP
December 1, 2020
Bravery in the Corporate World (ft. Indra Nooyi)
Reshma sits down with Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo and one of the few women of color to lead a Fortune 100 company to discuss sisterhood, the challenges of being a woman of color at the top, and how she succeeded in the corporate world. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Indra on Twitter: https://bit.ly/38Nba6h Follow Indra on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kDet2j
November 17, 2020
Mistakes Are The Ultimate Brainstorming Moment (ft. Yara Shahidi)
Reshma sits down with activist and actor Yara Shahidi, who stars in series Black-ish and Grown-ish, to discuss the importance of civic engagement, being open to challenging your understanding of the world, and why taking care of yourself is vital for having the strength to change the world. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Yara on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3ej2plb Follow Yara on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kR2TBF
November 3, 2020
The Bravery of Young People (ft. John King Jr.)
What can we learn about bravery from young people? Turns out a whole lot. Reshma sits down with former Secretary of Education and CEO of The Education Trust John King Jr. to discuss the moral clarity of youth, the need to rethink how we teach American History, and how education leaders need to demand equitable education during the pandemic. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Learn more about the Education Trust: https://edtrust.org/ Follow The Education Trust on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdTrust
October 20, 2020
Using Bravery To Strengthen Our Sisterhood (ft. Ann Friedman)
How can we use bravery to strengthen our friendships? Reshma sits down with Ann Friendman, co-author of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, for a discussion about deepening our friendships, maintaining and making new connections during COVID times, and going into business with your friends. Girls Who Code is currently celebrating Day of The Girl through its yearly Sisterhood campaign. You can find out about exciting virtual events and learn about how to get involved at apple.co/gwc. Plus, we're asking you to share your stories about Sisterhood with the hashtag #SisterhoodStory Check out Big Friendship: https://www.bigfriendship.com/ Listen to Call Your Girlfriend: https://www.callyourgirlfriend.com/ Follow Ann on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3dcLwZ3
October 6, 2020
Bravery In Space (ft. Christina Koch and Jenna Arnold)
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch has an inspiring conversation with Reshma about how to avoid being held back by fear, the challenges and wonders of going to space, and the importance of sisterhood. Plus, Reshma interviews Jenna Arnold, an organizer of the National Women's March about her new book: Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines. Follow Christina on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3chKGcI Follow Christina on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cqSs4k Check out Raising Our Hands: https://www.jennaarnold.com/ Follow Jenna on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cjV0kw
September 22, 2020
The Bravery To Ask For Help (ft. Soledad O’Brien)
Soledad O’Brien joins Reshma for a dynamic conversation about asking for the things you need, navigating fraught workplace dynamics, and how to bounce back after a disappointing setback. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Soledad on Twitter: https://bit.ly/32O4Jvl Follow Soledad on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Er8y1m
September 8, 2020
The Bravery to Make Space (ft. Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Reshma sits down with her mentor, former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to discuss her career, what she's learned along the way, and give advice to other ambitious women. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow HRC on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hjxnKG Follow HRC on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Ymi24E
August 25, 2020
The Bravery of Educators (ft. Dr. Jill Biden)
On this week's episode, Reshma sits down with Dr. Jill Biden to talk about the challenges of virtual education, the teachers she admires going above and beyond for their students during the pandemic, and how much she loves the one-of-a-kind community you find in a classroom. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Dr. Jill Biden on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3gNLsjo Follow Dr. Jill Biden on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XLFPL2
August 11, 2020
Bravery and Black Women in Tech (ft. Dr. Robbie Melton)
It would be harder to be brave without the pioneers who came before and created more space for us to thrive. Reshma sits down with one such pioneer, Dr. Robbie Melton, to learn about her work with Apple to bring more coding and creativity resources to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, her passion for empowering young people to shape their world, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman in her career. Learn more about the work Dr. Melton's doing with Apple: https://apple.co/2P2IOd4 Learn about Dr. Melton: https://www.robbiemelton.org/
July 28, 2020
Breaking Free From Perfection During COVID (ft. Melinda Gates)
It's hard to let go of perfection at this time where it often feels like we have little control over our lives, but being kind to yourself is even more important during these difficult times. This week, Reshma sits down with Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation for a conversation about being brave during a pandemic, diversity in tech, and standing up for increased access to birth control. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. You can follow Reshma on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Melinda's Twitter: https://bit.ly/3foKSrq Melinda's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2OjVb42 The Gates Foundation: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ The Moment of Lift: https://bit.ly/2DDP9JI
July 14, 2020
How Isha Clarke is Organizing Youth for Climate Justice - Episode Swap with Inflection Point
Brave, Not Perfect is sharing an episode from Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller this week highlighting a young climate activist fighting to save our planet. Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change. And I hope that everyone listening will get involved and know that they have the power to do something." Listen and subscribe to Inflection Point: https://apple.co/38I6dK9 Follow Inflection Point on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2NZmArV Read the transcript for the interview: https://bit.ly/2Z1DEDW Learn more about Youth vs. Apocalypse: http://youthvsapocalypse.org/ Follow Youth vs Apocalypse on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3iDjk3u
July 7, 2020
Rising Together Through Sisterhood (ft. Bozoma Saint John)
We can all rise higher by lifting each other up and developing relationships where we invest in and support one another. This week, Reshma talks with Bozoma Saint John about the importance of sisterhood. The two discuss important moments when sisterhood supported them, how the values of sisterhood are being used to signal boost the voices of Black women during this critical moment, and making space for themselves as women of color. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Bozoma's Twitter: https://twitter.com/badassboz Bozoma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badassboz/?hl=en NowThis feature of the conversation: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1275421600062615552?s=20
June 30, 2020
Getting Brave About Anti-Racist Parenting (ft. Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs)
What does it mean to be an anti-racist parent? And what can we do to teach our kids to commit to the fight against systematic racism? Reshma sits down with activist and fashion entrepreneur Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs to talk about committing to bringing anti-racist practices into our homes and teaching them to the next generation. Support the Black Lives Matter movement: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/, https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Tabitha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabithastb Tabitha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabithastb Women's March Defund the Police Resources: https://womensmarch.com/defundpolice Tabitha's "From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter to White Parents" in Romper: https://www.romper.com/p/from-christian-cooper-to-george-floyd-a-letter-to-white-parents-22940751
June 16, 2020
Falling In Love With Yourself (ft. Keah Brown)
Loving ourselves when the world tells us to hate so many parts of ourselves is a radical act. In this episode, Reshma sits down with writer and disability advocate Keah Brown to discuss her journey to falling in love with herself. Keah, author of The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me, opens up about creating the #DisabledAndCute hashtag, learning to love parts of herself through pop culture, and being a bi icon. The Pretty One: https://keahbrown.com/pretty-one/ Read More of Keah's work: https://keahbrown.com/ Keah's Twitter: https://bit.ly/2yTfpOf Keah's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2AwMe44
June 2, 2020
Putting Yourself First (ft. Jameela Jamil)
It's time to let go of shame and put yourself first. In this episode, Reshma sits down with actor and activist Jameela Jamil for a conversation about the movement against shame, setting boundaries to protect yourself, and the power of sharing your story with the world. Content Notice: In this episode Jameela mentions recovering from an eating disorder and attempting suicide. For support, you can call the National Eating Disorders Association Helping at (800) 931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 11AM to 5PM ET. You can also text the crisis text line at 24/7 at 741-741. I Weigh with Jameela Jamil: https://apple.co/2LyrJG5 Jameela's Twitter: https://bit.ly/3dWCJtp Jameela's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3dOMwkP I Weigh Website: https://iweighcommunity.com/ I Weigh Instagram: https://bit.ly/2WYiuUX
May 19, 2020
Getting Brave with The Twitter Rabbi (ft. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)
Vote for Brave, Not Perfect in The Webby Awards! bit.ly/BNPWEBBYS In this episode, Reshma has a conversation with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg about what it means to be a spiritual leader on the internet, what poop has to do with faith, and fighting back against sexism that's entrenched in so many religious traditions. : Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to email@example.com. Follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram under @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Check out Rabbi Danya's books: https://danyaruttenberg.net/books Check out Rabbi Danya's books: https://danyaruttenberg.net/books
May 5, 2020
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May 1, 2020
Leading A Non-Profit During A Pandemic (ft. Dr. Tarika Barrett)
Reshma has an honest conversation about brave and innovative leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Tarika Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of Girls Who Code. How does the organization support girls during the crisis? Why is virtual learning far from an ideal solution? How is the organization showing bravery and adapting in this crisis? Plus, Reshma talks to GWC alumni KaYesu Machayo about running a Girls Who Code College Loop—a club for college girls interested in computer science. This is a challenging time for organizations like Girls Who Code. Please consider making a donation here (https://www.classy.org/give/77372/#!/donation/checkout). Your gift ensures we can continue supporting our girls and their families during this difficult time. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l
April 21, 2020
Realizing the Collective Political Power of Women (ft. Cecile Richards)
Reshma sits down with one of her personal heroes, Cecile Richards, for a compelling conversation about women's political power in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Cecile opens up about the bravery of stepping down as head of Planned Parenthood, co-founding Supermajority to empower women, and making lasting change in a system that was set up to keep women out. The pair also discuss the power women have in the upcoming 2020 elections, finding joy through changing the world, and self-care. Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to email@example.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Supermajority: https://supermajority.com/ Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (book): https://bit.ly/34esaOx Follow Cecile on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CecileRichards Follow Cecile on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XaDslr
April 7, 2020
Love is Vulnerability is BRAVERY (ft. Cameron Esposito)
On this week’s episode, Reshma sits down with comedian Cameron Esposito to talk bravery and relationships. They confront staying true to who you are, where embarrassment really comes from, and the challenges of marginalized relationships. Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Queery (podcast): https://bit.ly/2xg5CRd Rape Jokes (standup special): https://bit.ly/2QEYg0i Save Yourself (memoir): https://bit.ly/2Uefowg Follow Cameron's instagram: https://bit.ly/2UtcHWk Follow Cameron on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3aeslvv
March 24, 2020
Beyond Body Positivity (ft. Jessamyn Stanley)
Are you ready to get brave about your fitness and health? Reshma gets real with Jessamyn Stanley, a body-positivity advocate and yoga teacher. They discuss yoga, cultural appropriation, why body positivity isn't enough, and overcoming shame about their bodies. Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to email@example.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Dear Jessamyn (podcast): https://apple.co/2QgzgfR Everybody Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body (book): https://bit.ly/39DRT4X Follow Jessamyn's instagram: https://bit.ly/2W0ncmq Follow Jessamyn on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2TOs3EF
March 10, 2020
Getting Through It (ft. Karine Jean-Pierre)
Have you been putting off taking care of your mental health? Then Reshma wants you to get brave and do something to change that. This week, she has a heart to heart with the one and only Karine Jean-Pierre, author of the new book Moving Forward. Karine opens up about her own struggles with mental health, how she found the support she needed, and how being an immigrant affected that journey. (If you or a loved one needs support, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.) Reshma also answers your questions about bravery and mental health at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Check out Karine's new book, Moving Forward: https://bit.ly/2uVrkcs Karine's Twitter: https://bit.ly/2VeUXzZ Karine Instagram: https://bit.ly/39VMLsm
February 25, 2020
The Sisterhood of Surrogacy
This week, Reshma gets personal about her struggles with fertility and the sisterhood she found through surrogacy. She has a moving conversation with Amber, the woman who gave birth to her newborn baby. The two discuss how their lives have changed, misconceptions about surrogacy and their journey together. Reshma is currently fighting to legalize gestational surrogacy in New York, a priority Governor Andrew Cuomo shares. If you live in New York, she would be extremely grateful if you emailed your state representative to support the Child-Parent Security Act. If you're on social media, Reshma would also appreciate if you showed support on social media with the hashtag #LoveMakesAFamilyNY. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to email@example.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Learn more about the effort to legalize gestational surrogacy: https://www.modernfamiliescoalition.com/ Read more about Reshma's fertility journey: https://bit.ly/31sILg4 See pics of Reshma's new baby, Sai: https://bit.ly/397NCpC
February 11, 2020
Brave Parenting From The NRA’s Worst Nightmare (ft. Shannon Watts)
Ready to brave up your parenting? Reshma sits down with Shannon Watts, a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action, for a conversation about the challenges of being a good parent while you're busy fighting for positive change in the world—and how to overcome them. Shannon, who's been called the NRA's worst nightmare, shares why letting go of perfect is so important to making the biggest possible impact, her secret to getting the most relaxing bubble bath, and what the latest research says about how shooter drills are affecting kids across the country. Reshma also answers your questions about bravery and parenting at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Follow Shannon on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2sOBzhA Follow Shannon on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2NNBn9A Learn more about Moms Demand Action: https://momsdemandaction.org/
January 28, 2020
Bring Your Bravest Self To Work (ft. the hosts of Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace)
Let's start the new decade off right and start getting brave at work! The hosts of the podcast Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace are armed and ready with tips for you and some stories of their own. Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel join Reshma for a candid discussion about what's next after their show got cut at a public radio station, who gets to be brave and authentic at work, and how to train yourself to get past that imposter syndrome. Plus, the three of them answer the questions you've been sending in. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to email@example.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Subscribe and listen to Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace: https://apple.co/2R53LEX Join the Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2tRCIFb Follow Eula and Jeannie on Twitter: @EulaScottBynoe, @jeannieyandel
January 14, 2020
Brave, Not Perfect returns Tuesday, January 14!
It’s a new decade, and Reshma wants to help you start it off right—this is the year to leave perfection behind and get brave! Every other Tuesday, Reshma’s coming to you with an episode about what bravery means in different aspects of your life like love, work and health. Coming up this year, she has fabulous conversations with Cecile Richards, Shannon Watts, Jameela Jamil, and so many other incredible women. Plus, Reshma gives advice to listeners like you. Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with us on social by following @ReshmaSaujani on Instagram and Twitter—and be sure to check out the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group.
January 7, 2020
Just Start (ft. Sarah McBride)
As women, we're taught to get everything lined up perfectly before we reach for that big dream or take the next step. But sometimes, just going for it is the secret to success. It's time to let go of what's holding you back and just start. Reshma reveals her big dream she's been scared to admit even to herself and takes one small step towards it. Plus, she's got a bravery challenge for you. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Sarah McBride, the first openly transgender person to speak at a major political party convention and candidate for state senate in Delaware, gives Reshma advice about pursuing her big dream and discusses the fight for transgender equality. Plus, Gaby and Jenelle Acosta, hosts of The Way We Lead podcast, share their brave, not perfect story. Sarah McBride's Twitter: https://bit.ly/2lyhKHp Sarah McBride's DNC Speech: https://bit.ly/2lUjrii The Way We Lead podcast: https://www.thewaywelead.com/
September 10, 2019
Ask the Dumb Question (ft. Dr. Joy Bradford & Yamani Hernandez)
Do you worry about sounding dumb so you avoid asking questions or speaking up in meetings? Do you write down what you want to say, or go over and over it in your head? This week Reshma explores how that starts when we're young girls and keeps us from taking up space when we grow up. Plus, she gives you a bravery challenge so you can start to speak up for yourself in those moments that's really matter. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Dr. Joy Bradford, host of the Therapy for Black Girls Podcast, talks to Reshma about unique obstacles women of color face when it comes to bravery and perfection. Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, get personal and discusses standing up for yourself in those moments that really matter and how the medical establishment is gaslighting women. Therapy for Black Girls: https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/
September 3, 2019
Do Something You Suck At (ft. Paola Mendoza)
As women, we're missing out on a lot of fun. If we're bad at something, it can suck all the joy out of it. This week, Reshma explores how to break away from that perfection mindset. Her journey for joy takes her to an unexpected place where she has to face one of her fears. Plus, she's got a bravery challenge for you. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Paola Mendoza, an activist and filmmaker, talks to Reshma about finding joy and healing while fighting back against the Trump administration. Karen Rinaldi, author of (It's Great to) Suck at Something, discusses the joy of wiping out and shares her "gospel of suckitude." (It's Great to) Suck at Something: https://bit.ly/2Lcqpsd Paola Mendoza's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Nyf0FW
August 27, 2019
Get Some Rest (ft. Arianna Huffington)
You can't be brave if you're tired. As Reshma says, every woman she knows is tired because of all the responsibilities we're taking on. This week, Reshma's forced to take her own advice and get some rest. Plus, she explores why getting that rest is such an essential part of being brave. You can leave a voicemail for Reshma for your Brave, Not Perfect story or a question at 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post. Author of The Sleep Revolution and Thrive. Thrive Global: https://thriveglobal.com/
August 23, 2019
Use Your Hands (ft. Angela Duckworth)
Does the idea of putting together furniture or changing a flat tire overwhelm you? Reshma explores the way young girls are discouraged from working through challenges and sitting with frustration—and how that impacts us later in life. Plus, we learn a surprising secret about the founder of Girls Who Code, who gives you a challenge to strengthen your bravery muscle. You can leave a voicemail for Reshma with your Brave, Not Perfect story or a question at 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Psychologist Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance & MacArthur genius grant winner, gives Reshma valuable advice for her bravery challenge and gives thoughtful insight about how we should all use our grit. Patrice Banks, founder of Girls Auto Clinic, talks to Reshma about her journey from being an "auto air head" to opening her own car repair shop focused on empowering women to get comfortable fixing their vehicles. Girls Auto Clinic: https://girlsautoclinic.com/ Angela Duckworth's TED Talk: https://bit.ly/28OsF8R The Character Lab: https://characterlab.org/
August 20, 2019
Let’s Get Physical (ft. Madame Gandhi)
Let’s work that bravery muscle—literally! Reshma explores the ways we’ve been teaching young girls to be fearful and gives you a bravery challenge to help you unlearn those messages. Plus, she takes on a physical challenge that’s haunted her since childhood. You can leave a voicemail for Reshma at 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani. Guests: Madame Gandhi, a feminist musician who joins Reshma for a conversation about free bleeding, boxing and how she started dreaming bigger. Caroline Paul, who's exceptionally adventurous and wrote the New York Times bestselling book The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Madame Gandhi's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2H4ANAZ Caroline Paul's TED Talk: https://bit.ly/2N5ur4k
August 13, 2019
Stop People Pleasing (ft. Elaine Welteroth)
Is worrying what other people think holding you back? Reshma explores how we can stop giving so many fucks. Tune in for Reshma’s musical debut. Stay for the insightful interview with visionary Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and current Project Runway judge. Plus, Reshma gets some tips about how to let go and has a bravery challenge for you. You can leave a voicemail for Reshma at 347-76-BRAVE. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani.
August 6, 2019
Brave, Not Perfect Returns Aug. 6 for Season 4!
Ready to get brave? It's time to break away from the cult of perfection with your bravery coach, Reshma Saujani. This season, she's inviting you on a six week challenge to build up your bravery. Reshma's going to be working those muscles right alongside you, facing some of her biggest fears and admitting that big dream that keeps her up at night. Tune in this Tuesday for a very special treat. Keep up with us on social by following @ReshmaSaujani on Instagram and Twitter—and be sure to check out the new Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group.
August 1, 2019
Get Caught Trying (feat. Robin Maxkii)
Robin Maxkii is a Native American technology activist, filmmaker, and writer. Robin first taught herself to use computers at the public library. She's been blogging since she was a pre-teen, and taught herself coding, but didn’t recognize her own talent until a teacher walked past her in the computer lab. Robin is a member of the Mohican Nation Stockbridge-Munsee band, a tribal college graduate and director of the first national Native American Collegiate Hackathon. Watch Robin’s SISTERHOOD video and follow her on Twitter at @rmaxkii.
March 20, 2019
Get Brave, Get Paid (Ft. Claire Wasserman of Ladies Get Paid)
Claire Wasserman is the incredibly brave woman behind Ladies Get Paid - an organization that provides the tools, resources, and a community to help women negotiate for equal pay and power in the workplace. Their mission - help ladies get paid! Asking for a raise and negotiating benefits at work can be a terrifying experience for anyone - and for women, who’ve been raised to accept what they’re told and stay in their lane, it’s actually creating a real problem: the gender pay gap (and leadership gap!). Did you know that 60% of today's college graduates are women, yet less than 22% make it past middle management? Tune in to the Brave, Not Perfect podcast for a conversation with Reshma and Claire about bravery, sexism, and getting paid. Follow Claire’s journey on Instagram at @clairewassermanxo and @ladiesgetpaid - and join their community at ladiesgetpaid.com
March 13, 2019
Play for Team Brave (Ft. Susan McPherson)
Susan McPherson is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. This week on the Brave, Not Perfect podcast, tune in to hear Reshma in conversation with her friend Susan about playing for Team Brave, supporting the sisterhood, and reinventing and finding yourself when life throws you a midlife curveball. Follow Susan on Twitter at @susanmcp1 and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/susanmcpherson
March 6, 2019
I made a mistake, deal with it. (ft. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a waiter, an activist, a girl from the Bronx who took on one of the most powerful men in New York City… and unseated him. Did you know that when she started running for Congress in her primary, people wouldn’t even take a photo with her, let alone endorse her?! This week on Brave, Not Perfect podcast listen to the Congresswoman talk about her run for Congress, why she thinks you should follow your curiosity, and what brave means to her. Follow Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter at @AOC and on Instagram at @Ocasio2018.
February 27, 2019
Channeling your Brave (Ft. Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin of TheSkimm)
The more successful you become, the harder it feels to take big risks. This week on the Brave Not Perfect podcast, Reshma talks with Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, founders of a little website you might have heard of… TheSkimm. The two former news producers launched theSkimm from their couch in 2012 as a newsletter - they now have over 7 million subscribers, reaching them Monday through Friday with bite-sized news and recommendations. Hear from these two failure champions about channeling their brave 25 year old selves - the ones who quit their jobs to start their own business - and feeling secure in who they are and what they do. Be sure to follow theSkimm's daily newsletter here: theskimm.com/?r=66f6da09 and on social media at @theskimm. Carly and Danielle are sharing their own adventures (and misadventures!) on Instagram at @carlyanddanielle.
February 20, 2019
Find Your Ledge (ft. Rha Goddess)
What’s the one thing you’re most afraid of doing? The thing that if you could do it, you know it would make a major difference for you in your life? Rha Goddess calls that one thing your “ledge.” She says all of us are being called to some ledge, whether we’ve wanted to consciously acknowledge it or not. There’s at least one challenge, one change, one move, one dream quietly calling out to each of us that we’re afraid to step up to. Tune in to the Brave Not Perfect podcast for a conversation with Reshma Saujani and her executive coach, Rha Goddess. Follow her journey at @rhagoddess and @truepaidgood!
February 13, 2019
Is Imperfection an Option for Women of Color? (ft. Blavity's Morgan DeBaun)
It's been said time and time again that women of color have to work twice as hard to earn half as much as their white counterparts. So this week on the Brave, Not Perfect podcast, Reshma is asking: Is imperfection an option for women of color? Reshma speaks with Morgan DeBaun, CEO & Founder of Blavity, about her experiences with imperfection and failure. Tune in to hear Morgan's journey from St. Louis to Silicon Valley and beyond. You can follow Morgan on Instagram and Twitter at @morgandebaun.
February 6, 2019
Start Before You're Ready (ft. Brit Morin)
Brit Morin always wanted to be an inventor - and when the internet entered her world, she learned to infuse her love of creativity with technology. On this episode, join Reshma and the founder of Brit+Co for a conversation on building bravery, thinking creatively, changing the world, and facing up to perfectionism. You can find Brit on Twitter and Instagram at @Brit!
January 30, 2019
When the Perfect Girl Grows Up (ft. Rachel Simmons)
Rachel Simmons thinks that inside, we’re all still teenage girls. On our first episode of Season 3, join noted girlhood researcher Rachel Simmons and Brave, Not Perfect host Reshma Saujani for a conversation on growing up a girl in an age of social media, learning to ask for help and redefining the image of the perfect girl. Get in touch with your inner girl and all of the things that come with it (read: perfectionism). You can find Rachel on Twitter and Instagram at @RachelJSimmons to learn even more about building resilience in women and girls. Rachel is featured in Reshma’s newest book, Brave, Not Perfect - on stands February 5.
January 23, 2019
Brave, Not Perfect returns Jan. 23, 2019 for Season 3!
We're coming back to your ears for Season 3 - sharing the conversations Reshma has been having with changemakers from around the world - with a little twist. Every episode is going to highlight ideas from her new book, Brave Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, Live Bolder. Get ready to break free from the cult of perfection, redefine bravery, build a bravery mindset, and learn to survive failure, big and small. Get ready to join Team Brave with Reshma this season! Start your journey by ordering a copy of her book, Brave Not Perfect (out February 5, 2019) and by joining us every week for the podcast. Episodes release at 6 am Eastern every Wednesday morning, starting next week.
January 16, 2019
Chloe Taylor's STEM story started when she wanted to meet boys at a co-ed science camp - instead, she found a love for robotics. After getting her degree from Carnegie Mellon and being lauded as an innovator, she became an elementary school teacher, and was surprised to hear the new comments people had for her: sweet, cute, nice. She kept up her love of STEM by facilitating a Girls Who Code Club, and learned to embrace her passions. Tune in this week to hear Chloe's journey to living her truth, being seen, embracing her flaws, and taking a leap of faith with the woman who inspired her to be brave, not perfect: Reshma. Follow her path on social media at @chloetaylortech!
December 19, 2018
She may be small, but won't stopping her from making a difference! Haven Coleman is a 12 year old climate activist who proves there’s no age or height requirement to save the world. She’s talked global warming with former Vice President Al Gore and shared the stage with advocates for issues across the board at the Teen Vogue summit - and she’s not afraid to make use of her power as a kid. Tune in to hear what it’s like to talk to government officials before your 13th birthday and why we need to pay attention to our climate. Follow Haven’s amazing journey on Twitter at @havenruthie and on Instagram at @climateactivism
December 12, 2018
Yelitsa Jean-Charles is the Founder & Creative Director of Healthy Roots - a doll company focused on promoting positive self-perceptions in girls through dolls with varying shades of complexion and natural hair textures. She still suffers with imposter syndrome even after being honored by Essence Magazine as one of the 50 founders to watch in 2017, but she’s ready to take the world by storm. Listen in to hear Reshma and Yelitsa talk about colorism and the way that toys affect the way our kids see themselves. Follow Yelitsa’s journey on Twitter at @TheYelitsa.
December 5, 2018
Clemantine Wamariya fled war-torn Rwanda with her older sister Claire in 1994, when she was just six years old. In 2018, she published the New York Times bestselling book The Girl Who Smiled Beads depicting her journey to America seeking refuge. This week, Reshma and Clemantine discuss the human side of war and the immense consequences of family separation. Follow her journey on Twitter and Instagram at @clemantine1, and learn more about her book at http://bit.ly/GirlWhoSmiledBeads
November 28, 2018
What’s holding women back from parity in finance? Natalia Quintero joins Reshma for a conversation on breaking up the boys club of investing, the importance of diversity in hiring, and why we’re most successful when we’re authentically ourselves. Follow Natalia’s journey at @NataliaZarina on Twitter!
November 21, 2018
Growing up in a single parent household and sharing basics like clothing, shoes, soap and underwear with her older siblings, Dre Thomas knew she wanted to make her life’s work about giving back to girls like her. At age 16, she came up with concept for Smile On Me - a community with the mission to awaken ever girl to her inner greatness by providing feminine hygiene products and workshops on self-esteem to girls in low-income communities. Tune in for a conversation about the importance of the little things in creating confidence in girls - and the importance of journaling and self care when working for others. Follow her work at smileonme.org/ and @SmileOnMeHQ on Instagram.
November 14, 2018
Data is powerful - and Yeshimabeit Milner, founder of Data for Black Lives, is using it to make a difference. Tune in for a conversation about the power of analysis in changing the way people think about issues like black infant mortality and the school to prison pipeline. Follow Yeshi’s journey on Twitter at @YESHICAN, and learn more about Yeshi’s work at d4bl.org.
November 7, 2018
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a politician, environmental advocate, veteran and a dedicated surfer - and she knows a thing or two about bravery. Tune in to hear Reshma and Tulsi discuss finding success in life through serving others, taking a stand for what is right, and practicing self care through yoga, meditation and surfing.
October 31, 2018
Join Liz Plank and Reshma for a conversation that runs the gamut from toxic masculinity to Iceland to sexuality and the Kavanaugh hearings. Liz is a journalist with Vox media covering everything that’s wrong and weird and crazy in the U.S. right now - and an expert on the men’s issues coming out of the women’s movement. Follow her at @Feministabulous on Twitter and Instagram.
October 24, 2018
Tune in for something epic. This week, Reshma sits down with Robin Arzon, VP & Head Instructor at Peloton. She’s a bestselling author, ultramarathoner, cycling and treadmill instructor - oh, and a former lawyer. Hear about Robin’s journey from hostage crisis to legendary fitness pro and how bravery made all the difference. Follow Robin on Instagram and Twitter at @robinnyc.
October 17, 2018
Lizzo knows a thing or two about self care - and she knows the universe is looking out for her and her girls. In a special SISTERH>>D episode, tune in this week for a conversation between Reshma and hip hop vocalist and all-around inspiration, Lizzo. Keep up with Lizzo on Instagram at @lizzobeeating and on Twitter at @Lizzo.
October 10, 2018
Get "Good and Mad" with bestselling feminist writer Rebecca Traister and Reshma on this week’s episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Tune in to hear Rebecca and Reshma talk about women’s anger in our current political moment, Brett Kavanaugh, and what it means to be taken seriously. Keep up with Rebecca on Twitter at @rtraister, and read her new book GOOD AND MAD: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.
October 3, 2018
Brave, Not Perfect returns October 3rd!
Ready to get inspired? We're back with all new interviews with Rebecca Traister, Clemantine Wamariya, Tulsi Gabbard and more! Leave the fear of failure behind - and join Reshma Saujani on her Brave, Not Perfect journey. Keep up with us on social by following @ReshmaSaujani on Instagram and Twitter, and @BravePerfectPod on Twitter!
September 26, 2018
Unless you were looking, you might have missed it - until 2017, hijabi women weren’t represented on the Emoji keyboard! Rayouf Alhumedhi was 15 when she realized it, and decided to do something. This week, she and Reshma talk about calling attention to important issues, making change, and experiencing imposter syndrome. (She’s 17 and already made an emoji a reality. She’s doing pretty well if you ask us!) Follow Rayouf on Twitter at @rayoufalh and Instagram at @rayoufalhumedhi.
July 4, 2018
For Kelly Roberts, bravery is going for a run in her sports bra. Hear from She Can and She Did founder Kelly Roberts on how she is redefining what strength looks and feels like. This week, Reshma and Kelly discuss the body positivity movement and finding joy through difficulty. Join Kelly's #SportsBraSquad - she is documenting her Brave, Not Perfect journey on Twitter and Instagram at @KellyKKRoberts.
June 27, 2018
Cristina Jiménez Moreta
Cristina Moreta has been fighting for immigrant rights her whole life. Today, Reshma re-airs her conversation with Cristina - with additional commentary in light of recent, horrific, news from our border. As the co-founder and executive director of the advocacy group United We Dream, Moreta became one of the 24 recipients to receive a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship as an advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Follow Cristina's work at @CrisAlexJimenez and @UNITEDWEDREAM. This episode first aired on March 9, 2018.
June 20, 2018
Healing from the trauma of systemic oppression is hard - but Ashley Edwards is making it a possibility for youth of color in communities across the country with MindRight. MindRight gives kids a judgement-free space to talk through their lives and mental health with coaches who care. Hear Ashley and Reshma talk therapy, self care, and bravery on this episode of the Brave, Not Perfect Podcast. Follow Ashley's work at @TextMindRight
June 13, 2018
19 years old and undocumented in 2018 America - Natalia is as brave as they come. And she hasn’t let her status keep her from following her dreams. Tune in to hear Natalia talk about her documentary film, her activism, and how coding helps her stay positive. Watch her film at breachdoc.com and follow them on Twitter at @breachdoc.
June 6, 2018
She felt like one of the guys while trading on the Wall Street floor, but Lauren Foundos really found her strength when she left finance to start a fitness company, FORTË. Tune in this week as Reshma and Lauren talk bravery in leaving the past behind and making their immigrant families proud. You can find Lauren at @lfoundos on Twitter and Instagram.
May 30, 2018
Starting a business and flying alone with her son for the first time - Deepti Sharma is exercising her bravery muscle in every aspect of her life. Tune into the Brave, Not Perfect Podcast to hear Reshma and Deepti talk about motherhood and the transition from politics to business. Follow Deepti's journey on Twitter at @deeptisharma1!
May 23, 2018
Back in the 90s, Allison Yarrow slapped her friend across the face. This year, she wrote a book about the word that started it all: Bitch. Hear Reshma and Allison discuss media, culture, and gender equality in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Follow Allison on social media at @AliYarrow, and pre-order a copy of her new book, 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality.
May 16, 2018
After experiencing Islamaphobia and racism firsthand in a post-9/11 America, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh felt alone. At age 17, Amani created media site MuslimGirl, giving girls all over the English-speaking world a platform to share their experiences. Listen to her story, and follow her journey at @xoamani and @muslimgirl.
May 9, 2018
Not all nudes were created equal. Atima Lui’s company is out to change that. NUDEST is building skin-tone matching technology to help people of every shade find products that match their nude. Reshma and Atima talk about their shared history of living up to the expectations of their refugee parents, reshaping beauty standards, and following dreams. Keep up with Atima on Twitter at @atimalui and @nudest_co.
May 2, 2018
Mónica Ramírez went to the Golden Globes this year- but you haven't seen her on screen. Mónica is the co-founder & President of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas - a national farmworker women’s organization fighting for the rights of farmworkers nationwide. Hear Mónica and Reshma discuss keeping up the fight and when to rest. Follow Mónica at @MonicaRamirezDC and @campesinasunite, and follow us at @ReshmaSaujani and @BravePerfectPod
April 25, 2018
If you were a producer with Oprah's TV network, would you ever leave? Corinne Gilliard did, and it might just be her bravest moment. Hear about her journey from Howard U to working for Oprah to leading creative development at Crooked Media, home of Pod Save America. Plus, Reshma and Corinne gush over #Beychella and HBCUs. Check her out on Twitter at @corinnegilliard, and while you’re at it, follow @braveperfectpod and @reshmasaujani too!
April 18, 2018
Molly Wood, the host of Marketplace Tech, just had “the talk” with her son. No, not that talk. The one about digital privacy and protecting yourself online. Reshma talks to Molly about the biggest story in tech, what it was like to be one of the first female podcasters, why more women should start pods, and about the time Molly was checking Twitter while drifting down to earth on a parachute. Check her out on Twitter @mollywood and while you’re there follow @braveperfectpod and @reshmasaujani too!
April 11, 2018
How do you combine degrees in theater and behavioral neuroscience? Sophie Shrand has got it figured out! Shrand hosts her own children's YouTube series 'Science with Sophie'. Playing herself and a variety of quirky characters, Shrand reveals the science behind oddities in everyday life, such as how potholes form, why we shed tears, and whether we can digest bubble gum if we accidentally swallow it. Reshma and Sophie talk about the importance of representation and becoming the role model you never saw. Follow Sophie at @ScienceWithSoph!
April 6, 2018
Stacey Abrams is running for governor in Georgia. If elected, she would become the first African American female governor in the United States- but you'll never guess what she does on the side! Hear about Stacey's brave journey and what she's ready to do next in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect.
March 30, 2018
Lane Murdock is a 15-year-old sophomore at Ridgefield High School and the architect of a nationwide walkout, scheduled for April 20, to protest gun violence in schools. In this episode, Reshma and Lane discuss what it's like to organize a movement as a teenager, and how adults can do more to impact change. Follow Lane on Twitter at @lanemurdock2002 and @schoolwalkoutUS.
March 23, 2018
Karina Givargisoff is the founder of the first-ever non-profit fashion media brand, Mission Magazine. In this episode, Karina and Reshma get into the beauty of making mistakes, pursuing your passions, and the importance of giving back.
March 16, 2018
Cristina Jiménez Moreta
Cristina Jiménez Moreta has been fighting for immigrant rights her whole life. As the co-founder and executive director of the advocacy group 'United We Dream' from New York, Moreta became one of the 24 recipients to receive a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship as an advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants.
March 9, 2018
You ask. Reshma answers! This is the first Q&A episode of 'Brave, Not Perfect'. Want to be featured in a future Q&A episode? Be sure to send in your questions to email@example.com or call in directly using the Anchor Voice Message feature!
March 7, 2018
Anthony 'Tony' Jack, an Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education explains the concept of the 'Privileged Poor' and systemic inequality in education in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect.
March 2, 2018
You ask. Reshma answers! This is the first Q&A episode of 'Brave, Not Perfect'. Want to be featured in a future Q&A episode? Be sure to send in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in directly using the Anchor Voice Message feature!
February 28, 2018
Tiffany Dufu, author, Chief Leadership Officer at Levo, and mother of two, is getting away from the curse of perfection. In this episode, Tiffany breaks down what it means to 'Drop The Ball' and how having it all doesn't necessarily mean doing it all.
February 24, 2018
Coming Soon: Brave, Not Perfect
Brave, Not Perfect features interviews with brave change makers in tech, politics and business. It’s hosted by Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science.
February 20, 2018