The New York Times: How to be Brave

By: Alisha Haridasani Gupta

It was a room full of colorful Post-its that put it all into perspective.

In 2010, Reshma Saujani decided to run against Representative Carolyn Maloney for her seat in the House. It seemed as if Saujani had a good chance at toppling the veteran New York congresswoman: She had raised more money than her opponent, she got John Legend to perform two fund-raising concerts, and she scored several high-profile endorsements.

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