“I ran the hardest kind of race of my life and I lost famously. Miserably,” Saujani recently told Refinery29. “When you run for political office, everybody knows that you lose. You can’t hide it.”
But instead of letting the loss define her negatively, she used it to her advantage. “It didn’t break me and I was shocked that it didn’t break me. It was the beginning of this eye-opening revelation that I can build a bravery muscle and that being brave actually brings you joy,” she says.