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#48 Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code) on Finding Your Worth Failure After Failure

Plucking Up with Liz Bohannon

Before founding Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that has served 450,000 girls and has reached 500 million people in the U.S., Reshma Saujani went through a seemingly endless stream of rejection and failure. In our conversation, Reshma talks about growing up in the midwest as the daughter of refugee parents from Uganda, her valiant 3 time attempt to get into Yale, and how having multiple miscarriages made her question her worth as a woman. On the show, Reshma also tells us about her failed aspirations in politics (running for Congress in 2010) and how this chapter in her life was the impetus for making an impact in another arena — closing the gender gap in technology. -- Check out quick, tasty, and healthy foods at Real Good Foods! Get $15 off a minimum of $15 purchase, just use promo code PLUCKUP15. https://realgoodfoods.com/discount/PLUCKUP15 -- Love the podcast? Please follow us or subscribe for FREE, rate, and leave us a review!  Follow Liz on Instagram: @lizbohannon @ssekodesigns. This podcast is produced by Hueman Group Media. Follow us on IG @huemangroupmedia and Twitter @hueman_media. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pluckingup/message


20 Sep 2021

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Founder Of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani

Art of Power

Reshma Saujani used to be a Big Tech evangelist. She raised a lot of money to build Girls Who Code, a celebrated organization that’s trained nearly half a million girls and young women in tech.But in recent years, she’s come to question if companies like Google have the will to change. For the first time, she goes on the record to talk about retaliation she believed she experienced for publicly questioning Google’s values.


3 Jun 2021

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Reshma Saujani: Founder of Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms

Having It All & Other Lies

Sara talks to Reshma Saujani, Author and  Founder of Girls Who Code about why she gets off on failure, how living through 10 years of infertility taught her resilience and strength and why we need to address the national conversation around the unpaid labor women are doing with a Marshall Plan for Moms yesterday. To find out more about Marshall Plan for Moms visit https://marshallplanformoms.com. 


12 May 2021

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Mother’s Day Special with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and leader, the Marshall Plan for Moms

9 to 5ish with theSkimm

Welcome to our special Mother’s Day episode. Skimm’d from the Couch is a career podcast...and we can’t talk about work and career without talking about how that changes when you become a parent. This past year has also created new challenges for working moms, while exacerbating existing ones. Which, PS: often go unrecognized. So we wanted to know: what can we do about it? To get some answers, we invited Reshma Saujani back on the show. She’s the founder of Girls Who Code, the leader of the Marshall Plan for moms, and a mom herself. We talk to her about parenthood, entrepreneurship, and how to fix a system that undervalues the invisible work of women.In this episode, Reshma shares how the past year has been for her, what policy changes could benefit working parents, and her advice for taking action in your own workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


5 May 2021

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Reshma Saujani: Fighting for Gender Parity and a ‘Marshall Plan for Moms’

Outside In with Charles Trevail

Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code in 2012, with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science and educate and prepare girls for careers in the technology industry. While the non-profit grew and the amount of women earning degrees in computer science increased, gender equality continues to lag inside of tech companies. Women are still being denied the same career opportunities as men, regardless of their education level or skill set. Then came the pandemic, dealing a devastating blow to women and their careers. Since the start of Covid-19, more than 2.3 million women have been forced out of the U.S. workforce, undoing over three decades of progress towards gender equality. The lack of leadership on this crisis was the impetus for Reshma’s new initiative, the Marshall Plan for Moms, which calls for "long overdue policies like paid family leave, affordable childcare, and pay equity." She joins the podcast to talk about solving the cultural and systemic forces that exist inside of tech companies, and across greater society, that hold women back and inhibit the U.S. from realizing its full economic potential. Listen to this episode to learn:• Why tech companies should be addressing the problem of “unearned privilege” rather than the myth of the “pipeline problem” • The cultural problem of toxic masculinity inside tech companies -- and how it’s forcing far too many women (especially younger women) to drop out of tech entirely• How bravery can be the antidote to perfectionism • How role models like Vice President Kamala Harris inspire women of color -- or, as Reshma says, “You cannot be what you cannot see.”• Why true gender equality needs vocal male allies and advocates -- at home and at work• What’s next for Reshma as she steps down as CEO of Girls Who Code and hands leadership over to Dr. Tarika Barrett For more information: girlswhocode.com and marshallplanformoms.com


29 Apr 2021

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Paradigm Shift (with Isabel Wilkerson, Reshma Saujani & Malcolm Kenyatta)

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

For many of us, the past year has prompted a paradigm shift in how we think about our community, our economy, and even our democracy. This week, we hear from three people who have led the way in forging new ways of thinking about the world around us.Hillary talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson about how a rigid hierarchy of caste in the United States has shaped—and warped—our society. She also speaks with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, who is working hard to change the way our country values women’s work. And she checks in with Pennsylvania State Representative and U.S. Senate candidate Malcolm Kenyatta, who is part of a generation of young people changing the face of politics in this country. Isabel Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, won numerous awards and her newest book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, is being adapted into a feature film with Netflix.Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. She is the author of the bestselling books Brave, Not Perfect and Girls Who Code: Learn the Code and Change the World. Reshma is also the host of the award-winning podcast Brave, Not Perfect.Malcolm Kenyatta is State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 181st district in North Philadelphia, and the first LGBTQ person of color in the state assembly’s history. In February of this year, he announced his run for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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27 Apr 2021

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Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, On Why We Need a Marshall Plan For Moms

Breaking the Bias

Are we going backwards on gender equality in the Covid economy? Four times as many women as men dropped out of the labor force during the pandemic, which is roughly 865,000 women, compared with 216,000 men. In fact, one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce due to COVID-19. Years of gradual advancement of gender equality and gender diversity in the workplace may be at risk as the pandemic continues to push women out of the workforce. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Holly Corbett, the Director of Content for Consciously Unbiased, (virtually) sits down with Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, and author of Brave, Not Perfect. Reshma proposed the solution that we should treat mothers as essential workers and pay them for their labor in an open letter in the New York Times, calling on the Biden Administration to build a task force dedicated to creating a "Marshall Plan for Moms." The letter was signed by 50 women, including Tarana Burke, Eva Longoria, Amy Schumer, and Whitney Wolfe Herd. Reshma shares some reasons why women are leaving work at higher rates than men, as well as a solution for bringing women back to work. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/consciously-unbiased/message


4 Feb 2021

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Reshma Saujani

Let's Give A Damn

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international 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 the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. 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. She is the host of the award-winning podcast “Brave, Not Perfect.” Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!


27 Jan 2021

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Why We All Need To Be Confrontational (with Reshma Saujani)

A Millennial Mind

In this episode I sit down with Author and CEO Reshma Saujani to discuss the Indian Expectation on Confrontation- something I think we all avoid! There are so many benefits to confrontation. It helps to generate ideas, repair relationships and encourages self awareness and self development. I loved recording this episode so much not only because this is a topic I am so passionate about but because it’s with my role model and inspiration Reshma Saujani We had some technical issues with the sound and video but it was too good to not share. I really hope you all love this episode as much as I do! Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


19 Jan 2021

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Bravery with Reshma Saujani

Brown Mom with Raakhee Mirchandani

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Girls Who Code has already reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 US states.  Reshma is also the author of three books, including Brave, Not Perfect - which I LOVE - and her TED Talk has sparked a national conversation about how we're raising our girls. I’ve learned so much from it, her books and in the example she sets by how she lives her life. And, of course, there’s the fantastic and award winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast.  Follow Reshma on Instagram: @reshmasaujani @GirlsWhoCode Follow Brown Mom on social media: @Raakstar on Twitter @RaakstarWrites on Instagram And if you liked the episode, leave us a review. Didn't like it? Keep that noise to yourself!


17 Nov 2020