May 20, 2022
Reshma Saujani says that her best thinking is done when she goes for a run. Those thoughts have led to her founding Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms; writing the best-selling Brave, Not Perfect and her new book, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work; becoming the first Indian-American woman to run for the U.S. Congress; and being included on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list.
When Reshma ran a marathon, it was because she’d just had a “really bad breakup.“ It was very much about healing and it was amazing,” she recalls. It also made an impact on her far greater than recovering from a broken romance. It was “the beginning of my journey,” she says. “In many ways it was the first time I really stuck with it, and I started really building that resiliency.”
Resiliency is something that girls need but aren’t typically taught, just one of the issues that Reshma confronts in her fight for women, girls, and the most vulnerable in society, as she and Tina discuss in this episode.
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"Thank you" to Reshma. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.