I'd say two things [have been the most rewarding]. One...it has been such a delight to work with these women in India. Just the cultural differences have been so wonderful to work with... Everyone has an edge in the US, and in India, everything is a little softer, sweeter, more like a warm, embracing hug... The women in India have been talking in their open mikes a lot about standing up against sexual assault... It's really true in the US also. So it's been nice to bring some kind of a format or vehicle where women can talk about it in a triumphant way, because the stories are about how they triumphed against sexual assault.
The other part of this that's been the most rewarding for me has been to have women who've never led before, young women and women who are just shy, email me and say, 'I've read your book, I love it, I want to lead an open-mike, I've never done anything like this before -- eek! How do I do it?' And then they pull it off and they're like 'Wow, I think I'll do another.' It's just so cool to encourage women to be leaders, because I really feel like every woman is a leader. It's been really exciting to encourage young women's leadership. Of course, all this makes me a leader, too, because I'm encouraging other women to be leaders.
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