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The Confidence Code

Katty Kay, Claire Shipman

5 mins

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The Confidence Code empowers women to become more courageous by explaining their natural tendencies toward timidity and how to break them even in a world dominated by men.

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The Confidence Code

The Confidence Code

by Katty Kay

Overview

Did you know that only 4% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs? We might have come a long way with women's rights, but societal expectations often make women feel they need to hold back, even when they are more than qualified to do a job. It's no wonder women still feel this way - many industries are still heavily dominated by men.

But it doesn't have to be this way. In The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know co-authors Clare Shipman and Katty Kay argue that women can choose to be just as confident as men. They reveal confidence is not just genetic, but also environmental, showing us step by step how we can find and increase our confidence.

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Confidence, ultimately, is the characteristic that distinguishes those we can imagine from those who do.

- Katty Kay and Clare Shipman

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