You’ve got mail.

To the ladies…

sharing an email I sent to some of my work colleagues last weekmail

On the way to work this week I was listening to a Ted Talk by Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. She speaks about the fact that we’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave. I was really inspired by it – coming from a family of 3 older brothers – so I’m hoping you can be equally inspired!

“I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”

This isn’t about being OK with sending a document without proofreading. For me, it’s about…

  • being brave and taking risks
  • being brave and talking about your ideas, even if you haven’t developed the plan
  • being brave and telling people your goals and aspirations before you’re even ‘ready’
  • being brave and taking that dessert to a dinner party even though you didn’t manage to nail the icing
  • being brave and asking that guy on a date even if he hasn’t responded to your what’s app (ok so that’s not applicable to everyone..including me)

Because you even if it’s not there yet, you can start by leading the way. Watch it for 5 mins (go on, it’s Friday).

Watch the TED Talk

Have a great weekend and I hope you like it!


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