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 resilience, confidence can be acquired. Which means that the confidence gap, in turn, can be closed.
Robbie Walls is CEO of The Walls Speak and host of Bold Girl Biz Podcast. She is the author of 180 Momentum, co-author in The Power of the Platform, and a popular speaker on the topic of Purpose and Resilience . The Walls Speak is all about achieving master growth with ease to help you scale your business so that you live powerfully through your purpose!
The Walls Speak delivers high-caliber group and 1:1 mentor coaching that results in significant self-confidence and a resilient mindset that is adaptable to anyone, anytime.