International Womens Day today. For a rich collection of insights into women embracing failure, check out last autumn’s TEDxBarnardCollege programme by women’s college Barnard College titled “Rethinking Failure” – Barbara Corcoran, Debora Spar, Marie Wilson, Preeti Vasudevan, and Jovanka Ciares. One of my favourites was by Joya Dess, one of the first female network news anchors of Indian descent…

  • “Talking about [failure] changed the trajectory of this person’s life.  It took some of that sting out of the failure.  And I think as a culture, south Asians are masters of taking everything and just shoving it under the rug.  But I don’t think that real change, critical change, life changing impact happens…until you talk about it.
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