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Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

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.
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Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma SaujaniJun 27, 2018

The Bravery to Say Goodbye (ft. Marisa Renee Lee)
Mar 09, 202131:51
The Bravery to Demand Change For Moms (ft. Dr. C. Nicole Mason)
Feb 23, 202123:53
Marshall Plan for Moms (ft. Dee Poku and Eve Rodsky)
Feb 09, 202141:08
What's The Best That Can Happen? (ft. Michelle Poler)
Jan 26, 202127:41
Getting Brave with Money (ft. Tonya Rapley)
Jan 12, 202127:24
Astrology Is Self-Care (ft. Banu Guler)
Dec 29, 202025:10
We Broke The Internet! (ft. Nicole Small)
Dec 15, 202027:18
The Myth of Meritocracy (ft. Mellody Hobson)
Dec 01, 202027:01
Bravery in the Corporate World (ft. Indra Nooyi)
Nov 17, 202024:46
 Mistakes Are The Ultimate Brainstorming Moment (ft. Yara Shahidi)
Nov 03, 202030:41
The Bravery of Young People (ft. John King Jr.)
Oct 20, 202035:08
Using Bravery To Strengthen Our Sisterhood (ft. Ann Friedman)
Oct 06, 202037:42
Bravery In Space (ft. Christina Koch and Jenna Arnold)
Sep 22, 202043:04
The Bravery To Ask For Help (ft. Soledad O’Brien)
Sep 08, 202030:27
The Bravery to Make Space (ft. Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Aug 25, 202036:10
The Bravery of Educators (ft. Dr. Jill Biden)
Aug 11, 202027:15
Bravery and Black Women in Tech (ft. Dr. Robbie Melton)
Jul 28, 202026:51
 Breaking Free From Perfection During COVID (ft. Melinda Gates)
Jul 14, 202024:43
How Isha Clarke is Organizing Youth for Climate Justice - Episode Swap with Inflection Point

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."

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Jul 07, 202035:07
Rising Together Through Sisterhood (ft. Bozoma Saint John)
Jun 30, 202039:48
Getting Brave About Anti-Racist Parenting (ft. Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs)
Jun 16, 202035:32
Falling In Love With Yourself (ft. Keah Brown)
Jun 02, 202032:14
Putting Yourself First (ft. Jameela Jamil)
May 19, 202030:36
Getting Brave with The Twitter Rabbi (ft. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)

Getting Brave with The Twitter Rabbi (ft. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)

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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 Follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram under @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group:

Check out Rabbi Danya's books:
Check out Rabbi Danya's books:

May 05, 202033:59
Exciting News for Brave, Not Perfect!
May 01, 202000:51
Leading A Non-Profit During A Pandemic (ft. Dr. Tarika Barrett)
Apr 21, 202037:14
Realizing the Collective Political Power of Women (ft. Cecile Richards)
Apr 07, 202041:19
Love is Vulnerability is BRAVERY (ft. Cameron Esposito)
Mar 24, 202040:22
Beyond Body Positivity (ft. Jessamyn Stanley)
Mar 10, 202029:51
Getting Through It (ft. Karine Jean-Pierre)
Feb 25, 202032:58
The Sisterhood of Surrogacy
Feb 11, 202025:26
Brave Parenting From The NRA’s Worst Nightmare (ft. Shannon Watts)
Jan 28, 202034:47
Bring Your Bravest Self To Work (ft. the hosts of Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace)
Jan 14, 202032:10
Brave, Not Perfect returns Tuesday, January 14!
Jan 07, 202002:32
 Just Start (ft. Sarah McBride)
Sep 10, 201935:22
Ask the Dumb Question (ft. Dr. Joy Bradford & Yamani Hernandez)
Sep 03, 201937:16
 Do Something You Suck At (ft. Paola Mendoza)
Aug 27, 201940:13
Get Some Rest (ft. Arianna Huffington)
Aug 23, 201930:33
Use Your Hands (ft. Angela Duckworth)
Aug 20, 201935:55
Let’s Get Physical (ft. Madame Gandhi)
Aug 13, 201933:19
Stop People Pleasing (ft. Elaine Welteroth)

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.

Aug 06, 201932:23
Brave, Not Perfect Returns Aug. 6 for Season 4!

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. 

Aug 01, 201901:47
Get Caught Trying (feat. Robin Maxkii)
Mar 20, 201930:49
Get Brave, Get Paid (Ft. Claire Wasserman of Ladies Get Paid)

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

Mar 13, 201921:14
Play for Team Brave (Ft. Susan McPherson)
Mar 06, 201915:30
I made a mistake, deal with it. (ft. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

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.

Feb 27, 201938:06
Channeling your Brave (Ft. Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin of TheSkimm)
Feb 20, 201928:01
Find Your Ledge (ft. Rha Goddess)

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!

Feb 13, 201922:43
Is Imperfection an Option for Women of Color? (ft. Blavity's Morgan DeBaun)

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.

Feb 06, 201917:40
Start Before You're Ready (ft. Brit Morin)

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!

Jan 30, 201920:03