Brave, Not Perfect
"We are raising our boys to be brave, but our girls to be perfect. And this is holding us back." -Reshma Saujani
My friend Reshma Saujani has run for public office twice (as the first ever Indian women to run for Congress, and as a public advocate), she failed both times. Instead of shrinking after these defeats, she dove head first into a new venture and founded the uber successful organization Girls Who Code. Talk about bravery. Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does, has reached over 90,000 girls and it's just getting started. Reshma's latest act of bravery? Her new book "Brave, Not Perfect" with which she helps us all gain powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit and "to be the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful lives."
I'm excited to welcome Reshma into our store tomorrow night (invitation to join us at the bottom of this email), and love these "brave not perfect" sweaters we created together! Each one purchased will send $100 to Girls Who Code. I can't think of a better message to kick off International Women's Day and month! xo Rachelle