Different Women in Different Places: Stories Told in Confidence
They speak up less and are interrupted more often by others who criticize or disagree with them, according to a study of small-group participants.
Some women remain silent in meetings, waiting for pauses that never come, says executive coach Alexandra Johnston. She advises catching the eye of the meeting leader and saying his name, which typically causes others to stop and listen, says Dr. Johnston, a vice president in Washington, D. Nandini Krishnamurthy, a senior research manager in Johnston, Iowa, for a seed company, says she used to apologize when taking the floor in meetings. She learned from Dr. Avoid minimizing your role, Dr.
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Johnston says. And steer clear of other behaviors that suggest a lack of confidence , such as engaging in uptalk—ending sentences in a rising tone as if asking a question.
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There is no evidence that women are under confident
News Corp. By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger. Most Popular Videos. Most Popular Articles. Show Conversation Hide Conversation In December of , Amelia Earhart paid to go on her first plane ride.
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The experience lasted only ten minutes, but it changed the direction of her life: Amelia was determined to be a pilot. Through hard work and challenging conditions, she developed her skills.
Amelia Earhart was not the only highly competent female pilot during that time in history. Rather it was her confidence, her willingness to go after the impossible, and her belief that she could do it. Gender differences in confidence are quite dramatic. In fact, their actual performance does not differ in quality or quantity.
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What doomed them was not their actual ability, but rather the decision not to try. But consider the many opportunities lost in early years because of fear and lack of confidence.
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However, there are a number of things you can do that appear to be related to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem.