Today, there is a particular crisis for women—a vast confidence gap that separates the sexes. Compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities across the board. A growing body of evidence shows just how devastating this lack of confidence can be. In fact, it turns out that confidence predicts success much more than competence. No wonder that women, despite all our progress, are still woefully underrepresented at the highest levels. Overqualified and overprepared, too many women still hold back on seeking opportunities. Women feel confident only when they are perfect. Or practically perfect. The good news is that with work, confidence can be acquired. Which means that the confidence gap, in turn, can be closed.
To talk with us today about “How to Close the Confidence Gap” is Robbie Walls. Robbie is founder and CEO of The Walls Speak, Author of 180* Momentum and co-author of The Power of the Platform, a popular speaker on the topic of Purpose and a Speaker Teacher. She is President of The 180 Coach, a coaching company designed to give you the blueprint to dream, build, and live powerfully through your purpose!