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April 25th, 2014

The Times UK

Why Women Lack Confidence – and Men Don’t

Claire Shipman & Katty Kay featured in article by Barbara McMahon

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April 24th, 2014

Forbes

The No. 1 Way Women Can Succeed More At Work

Why are women sissies at work? Seriously. Women in their 50s and 60s, including myself at times, are less likely than men to step up and say “I can do this” when an assignment out of our comfort zone comes along. This lack of confidence — not competence — keeps women from getting ahead and getting paid fairly, […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Politico

Book excerpt: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know

Via Mike Allen in POLITICO Playbook, the following is an excerpt from “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know,” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman (who published “Womenomics” together in 2009). Watch Kay at Women Rule 2013.

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April 23rd, 2014

Business Insider

Why Powerful Men Dominate Conversations While Women Keep Quiet

A curious thing happens to women as they climb the career ladder: They clam up. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman write in their new book “The Confidence Code” that “the more senior a woman is, the more she makes a conscious effort to play down her volubility.” Men, on the other hand, typically respond to […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Forbes

For Working Women, Focus On Beauty Erodes Self Confidence

Lisa Endlich Heffernan guest post – Beauty is the Beast

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April 23rd, 2014

Slate

Tips for Finding a Great Mentor: Be White and Be Male

According to Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s new book, The Confidence Code, the latest scourge for gender equality is women’s crippling lack of self-assurance. Pushback to the book has centered on the idea that female insecurity is a perceptive response to a society that undervalues half its members. Start paying us comparably, punishing sexual harassment, […]

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