Parenting is an emotional rollercoaster, but many of the challenges parents face are symptoms of a society that wasn't built around our needs. From reimagining our workplace policies and cultures to guaranteeing paid leave and affordable child care, Moms First founder and CEO Reshma Saujani will discuss the structural support moms, and all parents, need to thrive. Reshma will talk about her own emotional journey through fertility, mom guilt, and burnout and invite parents to join the Moms First movement to bring transformative change.
Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and the founder of Girls Who Code and founder and CEO of Moms First (formerly Marshall Plan for moms). She is the author of the instant bestseller PAY UP: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think). Reshma has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic. Reshma is also the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect, and her influential TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views globally. Reshma began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their sons, Shaan and Sai, and their bulldog, Stanley.