When society indoctrinates girls to take risks and abide imperfection just like the boys do, everybody wins. Education advocate Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code to help girls develop a high tolerance for mistakes and flaws by learning how to program. In the process, they also learn to be brave. getAbstract recommends Saujani’s stirring talk to all women who yearn to leave their comfort zones but need a push, as well as to recruiters and educators responsible for bringing more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
In this summary, you will learn
- How society is raising girls to avoid risks and aim for perfection,
- How this attitude stifles women’s personal development and harms society, and
- How learning to code helps young girls gain confidence.
About the Speaker
Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code, a nonprofit school that preps girls for careers in computer science.