“We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave”, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.
Sajama has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. “To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”
“.. it is the greatest of all mistakes to begin life with the expectation that it is going to be easy, or with the wish to have it so.”
Lucy Larcom (March 5, 1824 – April 17, 1893) was an American poet and author.
Larcom was born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1824 as the ninth of ten children. Her father died when she was eight years old, causing her mother to become a boardinghouse keeper to bring in income for the family. At age eleven in 1835 she left home to work in cotton mills in Lowell as a doffer, hoping to earn some extra money for her family.
She made a huge impact during her 10 years there; she wrote many songs, poems, and letters describing the mill-girl life, and got them published, and her idealistic poems caught the attention of John Greenleaf Whittier. She served as a model for the change in women’s roles in society.
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