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In a recent article featured in Fortune, Katherine Zaleski, Cofounder and President of PowerToFly, apologizes to mothers in the workforce stating that she had doubted their work ethic prior to having her own child. In it, Zaleski recalls that “as a manager for the The Huffington Post and then the The Washington Post in my mid-twenties, I committed a long list of infractions against mothers or said nothing while I saw others do the same”. Additionally, Zaleski explains that over 80% of women will become mothers by age 44 and that the work place needs to change its culture in order to accommodat
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men-and that to succeed confidence matters as much as competence. Published in The Atlantic, this is an overview of the “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance-What Women Should Know” written by Katty Kay, the anchor of BBC World News America and Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News. The article speaks to the confidence gap between men and women in the workplace and how being confident is just as important as being competent. To view the full article: Kay, Katty, and Claire Shipman. "The Confidence Gap." The Atlant
Vox Media’s recent interview with Claire Shipman, author of a new book entitled “The Confidence Code” dissects how competent women are getting overpassed by overconfident men in the workplace. In it, Shipman discusses how the current workplace culture prefers overconfidence, the gap in confidence between men and women, and how both are changing as the world struggles to grow more equitable. To view the full article: Interview with Claire Shipman, Vox Media – The Confidence Code http://www.vox.com/2014/5/5/5683196/competent-women-bypassed-by-overconfident-men