Despite major strides in recent decades, women have yet to attain full equality in the professional world. And evidence presented in a new book by a pair of powerful female journalists suggests that the biggest factor holding women back isn’t lack of competence.
The culprit is a lack of confidence.
“There actually is a confidence gap, there’s science behind this,” BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay told “Power Players.”
Kay and ABC News’ Claire Shipman are the co-authors of “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance.”
“In the classroom we are superstars, and then we get into the real world and something changes,” Kay added. “The rules change. And women don't play so well. You have to have a certain amount of confidence, and I think that’s the bit of the equation perhaps that women are missing.”
Shipman and Kay were struck by the topic of women’s self-assurance - or lack thereof - while doing research for another book, “Womenomics,” a collaborationRead More »from Cracking the 'Confidence Code': Why men often outperform women in the workplace