This talk is a part of my series on using TedTalks in your homeschool, but is aimed at parents, particularly parents of young girls. It is inspiring, illuminating and definitely worth taking a few minutes out of your day to watch.
Reshma Saujani is the founder of the non-profit Girls Who Code, where her goal is to introduce young women to the tech world and coding, and mentor them along the path to a tech career. In her TedTalk she discusses the socialization of girls to be perfect, while our boys are taught to be brave. This is not exactly about confidence, but more about learning to take risks, see failures as part of the process of creating something new, and try again. Whether or not your daughter wants a career in computers and technology, there is much to be gained from the experience of learning to code.
“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. Saujani 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 learn more about Saujani and her work, or read the interactive transcript, visit TedTalks.