19-17 Segment 1: Teaching Youth About Consent and Abuse

In the 20 years since writing the young adult novel Speak, based on her own rape, author Laurie Halse Anderson has met with numerous audiences of adolescents. She has found a huge gap in the ways girls and boys perceive what constitutes sexual consent, abuse, and the consequences of assault.

19-09 Segment 2: Exploring What It Means for Women to be ‘Brave, Not Perfect’

Reshma Saujani is a lawyer, a former political candidate, an author and the founder of Girls Who Code. She says our society puts too much pressure on women to be perfect, which means girls are afraid to explore their true passions for fear of failure. She’s hoping to change that, and to teach girls that it’s okay to try something that you might not succeed at.

17-39 Segment 2: Teaching Girls to Code: The mission to close the gender gap in tech

Reshma Saujani began an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code, and hopes to empower a new future of innovation.