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Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way by Reshma Saujani
Women Who Don’t Wait in Line is an urgent wake-up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani. The former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace. Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship—where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally.
Woven throughout the book are lessons and stories from accomplished women like Susan Lyne, Randi Zuckerberg, Mika Brzezinski, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, who have faced roadblocks and overcome them by forging new paths, being unapologetically ambitious, and never taking no for an answer. Readers are also offered a glimpse into Saujani’s personal story, including her immigrant upbringing and the insights she gleaned from running a spirited campaign for U.S. Congress in 2010.
"We need more strong women leaders in this country. We need more revolutionaries. That is Reshma." —Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter
“Reshma Saujani is a force to reckoned with. Her book challenges women to take bold risks and to pursue their ambitions—and does us all a service by paying homage to the role that failure plays in success.” —Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
"[Reshma Saujani is] passionate about uplifting communities in struggle, and she's out there every day making it possible for young people to become entrepreneurs and have better futures." —Russell Simmons
"Part pep talk, part battle cry... [Women Who Don’t Wait in Line is] a passionate call for women to rise above the expected norms in order to live productive, authentic lives." —Kirkus
"Clearly committed to effecting positive change for women in the political arena, Saujani shares invaluable information and ideas." —Booklist