I think we can all agree that confidence plays a major part in career success, starting with the job search process. It’s also pretty clear that for all our advances in the workplace, women still haven’t quite caught up with men, in terms of pay or power.
Well, according to a recent article in the Atlantic by journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, confidence – or lack thereof – is exactly what’s holding women back. Women simply don’t hold themselves, or their talents and accomplishments, in as high regard as men, regardless of the level of success they’ve attained.
Their term for this phenomenon? The Confidence Gap.