Reshma Saujani speaks at TED on teaching girls bravery, not perfection

Video: Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani speaks at TED

TED Talk titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.”

New York, NY (March 7, 2016) — TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, today released Reshma Saujani’s talk at TED 2016, the annual conference in Vancouver, Canada. Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. The video is available here.

Saujani’s TED talk, titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection,” breaks new ground by exploring how society socializes girls to be perfect and boys to be brave. Saujani recounts her own experiences learning to be brave while running for Congress in 2010. Saujani went on to found Girls Who Code and discovered that coding was an effective way to teach girls to persevere and to socialize them to accept imperfection. Saujani’s talk pairs current research with personal anecdotes to make a powerful case for how the American economy will benefit from teaching girls to be brave.

TED released Saujani’s talk alongside other highly anticipated talks from Al Gore, the politician and environmentalist, and Shonda Rhimes, the producer of television programs like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Clubs, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. By the end of 2016, Girls Who Code will have reached 40,000 girls in every US state. Additional information is available at girlswhocode.com.