This Ted Talk About Teaching Girls Not to Be Perfect is the Best Thing You'll See Today

"We're raising our girls to be perfect and we're raising our boys to be brave"

Reshma Saujani, the founder of non-profit organisation- Girls Who Code, that aims to support and increase the number of females in the tech world, recently gave a powerful speech at Ted Conference in Canada.

She talked about the gender bias that exists in the field of technology and discussed how girls are taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A's and on the other hand, boys are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars and then jump off head first!

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

She recounted her own experience of running for elections in 2010 in New York despite meagre chances of winning and getting defeated. But she promptly explained that the entire experience taught her about not being 'perfect' for the thing but just to be 'brave' enough to attempt it.

After loosing, she founded Girls Who Code to teach girls how to code and socialise them to accept their imperfections, and be courageous enough to follow their inner calling!

You can watch the incredible video here.

What do you think?

Life
Share
The 10 Most Epic Weight Loss Transformations on Instagram
Before and after selfies to motivate the hell out of you...
Life
Share
5 Tips for Staying Fit AND Slim If You're a Foodie
A girl's gotta eat but a girl's also gotta look good for all those Instagram selfies
Life
Share
8 Common Mistakes People Make in Job Interviews
A survey of employers reveals simple mistakes you might be making without realising it
Life
Share
5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose More Weight
Plus, the carbs you CAN eat when trying to lose weight.
Life
Share
The 8 Best and Unusual Foods Pairings That Help You Lose Weight
EAT your way to skinny!
Life
Share
7 Every Day Products That Were Invented Accidentally
And thank effing GOD for it!
Life
Share
5 Easy and Quick Ways to Make Your Arms Slimmer
Bye, bye flabby arms!
Life
Share
Dietitians and Nutritionists Reveal the Most Effective Weight Loss Secrets
In honour of that little black dress you've been dying to fit into, we asked 6 diet and nutrition experts for their top tips on getting rid...
Life
Share
10 Things to Do If You Want to Lose Weight By Dieting
Bonus: the gifs are gold!
Life
Share
10 Bollywood Flicks That Can Make You Laugh EVERY Single Time You Watch Them...
...without any crappy stuff!