Brave, Not Perfect

Author: Reshma Saujani

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008249547

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The new Lean In, from the multi-award-winning Founder and CEO of national non-profit Girls Who Code and New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani.

Brave, Not Perfect

Author: Reshma Saujani

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 1524762342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 7103


INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Inspired by her popular TED Talk, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code urges women to embrace imperfection and live a bolder, more authentic life. “A timely message for women of all ages: Perfection isn’t just impossible but, worse, insidious.”—Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn’t care how your life looked on Instagram. If you could let go of the guilt and stop beating yourself up for making human mistakes. Imagine if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path? As women, too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations. We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone, pass up opportunities that scare us, and avoid rejection at all costs. There’s a reason we act this way, Saujani says. As girls, we were taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn’t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. As a result, we grew up to be women who are afraid to fail. It’s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness. By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and to go for the things we genuinely, passionately want. Perfection may set us on a path that feels safe, but bravery leads us to the one we’re authentically meant to follow. In Brave, Not Perfect,Saujani shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our best and most joyful life.

The Pain Gap

Author: Anushay Hossain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982177780

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Explore real women’s tales of healthcare trauma and medical misogyny with this meticulously researched, in-depth examination of the women’s health crisis in America—and what we can do about it. When Anushay Hossain became pregnant in the US, she was so relieved. Growing up in Bangladesh in the 1980s, where the concept of women’s healthcare hardly existed, she understood how lucky she was to access the best in the world. But she couldn’t have been more wrong. Things started to go awry from the minute she stepped in the hospital, and after thirty hours of labor (two of which she spent pushing), Hossain’s epidural slipped. Her pain was so severe that she ran a fever of 104 degrees, and as she shook and trembled uncontrollably, the doctors finally performed an emergency C-section. Giving birth in the richest country on earth, Hossain never imagined she could die in labor. But she almost did. The experience put her on a journey to explore, understand, and share how women—especially women of color—are dismissed to death by systemic sexism in American healthcare. Following in the footsteps of feminist manifestos such as The Feminine Mystique and Rage Becomes Her, The Pain Gap is an eye-opening and stirring call to arms that encourages women to flip their “hysteria complex” on its head and use it to revolutionize women’s healthcare. This book tells the story of Hossain’s experiences—from growing up in South Asia surrounded by staggering maternal mortality rates to lobbying for global health legislation on Capitol Hill to nearly becoming a statistic herself. Along the way, she realized that a little fury might be just what the doctor ordered. Meticulously researched and deeply reported, this book explores real women’s traumatic experiences with America’s healthcare system—and empowers everyone to use their experiences to bring about the healthcare revolution women need.

Little Failures

Author: Alisha M. Wielfaert

Publisher: New Degree Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Failure hurts! It’s painful and can feel damaging, but the truth is failure is the gateway to success, innovation, creativity, learning, and growth. Like everyone who’s living and growing, we’ve all experienced the pain of failure, and author Alisha Wielfaert is no exception. But while her experience with failure may not be special, she’s realized that her perspective on how to embrace failure as the road to resilience, creativity, and innovation is unique. Within the pages of this book, you’ll discover that Little Failures, even when painful, can be a portal to resilience and so much more. You’ll learn how to distill the lessons of failures in a tangible way and take recovering actions that will propel you not just forward but also into the next right direction. Ultimately, you should see this book as a guide to help you navigate our own failures when they happen and turn them into fuel. If you are dreaming of doing something but fear of failure is keeping you from going after it, or if you’re having a difficult time getting over a failure, then Little Failures is the perfect book to have in your hands. Are you ready to make a change?

Brave, Not Perfect

Author: Reshma Saujani

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9781984824912

Category:

Page: 224

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Pay Up

Author: Reshma Saujani

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982191570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8805


The founder of Girls Who Code and bestselling author of Brave, Not Perfect confronts the “big lie” of corporate feminism and presents a bold plan to address the burnout and inequity harming America’s working women today. We told women that to break glass ceilings and succeed in their careers, all they needed to do is dream big, raise their hands, and lean in. But data tells a different story. Historic numbers of women left their jobs in 2021, resulting in their lowest workforce participation since 1988. Women’s unemployment rose to nearly fifteen percent, and globally women lost over $800 billion in wages. Fifty-one percent of women say that their mental health has declined, while anxiety and depression rates have skyrocketed. In this urgent and rousing call to arms, Reshma Saujani dismantles the myth of “having it all” and lifts the burden we place on individual women to be primary caregivers, and to work around a system built for and by men. The time has come, she argues, for innovative corporate leadership, government intervention, and sweeping culture shift; it’s time to Pay Up. Through powerful data and personal narrative, Saujani shows that the cost of inaction—for families, for our nation’s economy, and for women themselves—is too great to ignore. She lays out four key steps for creating lasting change: empower working women, educate corporate leaders, revise our narratives about what it means to be successful, and advocate for policy reform. Both a direct call to action for business leaders and a pragmatic set of tools for women themselves, Pay Up offers a bold vision for change as America defines the future of work.

Summa Theologiae

Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theology

Page: 288

View: 3236


The Thomist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Neo-Scholasticism

Page: 582

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