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Brave, Not Perfect

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Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 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 Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 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 Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.
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Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 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 Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

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Episodes

Ashley Edwards

6/13/2018
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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

Duration:00:20:00

Natalia Ramirez

6/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:35

Lauren Foundos

5/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:12

Deepti Sharma

5/23/2018
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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!

Duration:00:16:54

Allison Yarrow

5/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:59

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

5/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:30

Atima Lui

5/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:19

Mónica Ramírez

4/25/2018
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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

Duration:00:19:25

Corinne Gilliard

4/18/2018
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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!

Duration:00:15:43

Molly Wood

4/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:37

Sophie Shrand

4/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:57

Stacey Abrams

3/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:36

Lane Murdock

3/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:16

Karina Givargisoff

3/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:36

Cristina Jiménez Moreta

3/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:35

Q&A: 3/07/2018

3/7/2018
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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 bravenotperfectpodcast@gmail.com or call in directly using the Anchor Voice Message feature!

Duration:00:08:55

Tony Jack

3/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:57

Q&A: 2/28/2018

2/28/2018
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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 bravenotperfectpodcast@gmail.com or call in directly using the Anchor Voice Message feature!

Duration:00:07:58

Tiffany Dufu

2/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:19

Coming Soon: Brave, Not Perfect

2/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:00:51