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In this Jam Session, Reshma Saujani and Sallie Krawcheck will discuss the ways in which we can be brave, not perfect.


In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery. In Brave not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us override our perfect girl training and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. Brave not Perfect is a bold, honest book for any woman that has felt crushed under the weight of her own expectations. For every woman that lives her life by the mantra that failure is simply not an option. In this Jam Session with Reshma Saujani, moderated by Sallie Krawcheck, we will discuss the ways in which we can be brave, not perfect in our lives.

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. A lifelong activist, Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. She is the author of three books, including Brave, Not Perfect, Women Who Don’t Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog, Stanley.

Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-founder of Ellevest and Chair of Ellevate Network. She’s led Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Citi Private as CEO, and was called “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune Magazine and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” Her life’s mission is to help women to reach their financial and professional goals.


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