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Announcing #TheConfidenceCode book club contest

Claire Shipman

Katty and I have been traveling and talking and eating and breathing The Confidence Code lately, and we’ve been enormously gratified by the response we’ve heard. It’s a truly humbling thing to hear, on Twitter, or Facebook, or better yet, in person, that something we wrote has inspired action, changed habits, and encouraged conversation—and debate. […]

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The Confidence Code Q&A – Unlikeable in the office?

Katty Kay

Q: As a “high confidence” woman (both according to my own personal assessment and your Confidence Quiz), I’m curious as to what your research says about the positives and negatives of being a high confidence women in the business world, and how that confidence affects one’s relationships both with men and with other women in […]

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The Confidence Code Q&A – Why don’t we talk about boys and men?

Claire Shipman

Q: I enjoyed The Confidence Code Quiz, but I wonder why you didn’t assess raising sons? In my results page, there was section on perfectionism and daughters. A: Thank you so much for this question. We’ve had a number of men tell us they think they could use some confidence help as well. And we’ve […]

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The Confidence Code Blog Q&A – Confidence and attraction

Claire Shipman

Q: I wonder if you have looked at the interaction between confidence and attractiveness to men. As someone who as always been more comfortable with risk and confidence in an academic and/or workplace setting, I have more often felt insecure with my femininity and attractiveness to men. There are some huge stereotypes about this, but […]

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The Problem of Perfection

Katty Kay

We wonder if Hillary Clinton has been secretly reading The Confidence Code! At an event at the Clinton Foundation on Thursday the now grandmother-to-be and possibly Presidential candidate-to-be, said women are getting held back because we are trying to be too perfect. She is right. “Too many young women get stopped by the perfectionist gene. […]

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The Confidence Code Blog Q&A

Katty Kay

Q: I have a question about the “face failure” advice  given to me after I took your confidence survey… What if I suspect that I am addicted to failure?  That I often go after big challenges just to prove to myself that I can’t hack it?  I am prone to self-sabotage and the little successes […]

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