How to be Brave (Not Perfect)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 8:30am - 11:30am
Sheraton Society Hill One Dock Street, 2nd and Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Brave, Not Perfect: Rewiring Expectations Beyond Gender Norms with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

Join, Generocity and Karin Copeland Presents for a special event with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

Already a New York Times bestselling author, Reshma's new book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More and Live Bolder will be released February 2019. The book, inspired by her popular TED talk, focuses on the difference between the ways boys and girls are raised and how that impacts their potential. "Boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect." 

Reshma will join a Fireside Chat, Panel Discussion and Q&A to discuss her book, her work and how we can all learn to look beyond gender norms and rewire our brains to be brave instead of striving for perfection. 


Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, scheduled for release in February 2019. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls.

CEO & Cofounder, Ellevest and Chair, Ellevate Network

Krawcheck is the Chair of the Ellevate Network, a 135K-strong global professional women’s network; she is also the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women; she is Chair of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund, a fund that invests in the top-rated companies for advancing women; and she is the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.”

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