The Atlantic's editorial features came to life once again — this time examining “The Confidence Gap,” the magazine’s May cover story from broadcast journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay. Based on their new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know, the piece argues that women still lag behind in terms of both earnings and workplace leadership because they are less confident than men.
Shipman, an ABC News reporter, and Kay, the anchor of BBC World News America, began collaborating together with their 2009 book Womenomics, which investigated issues of women’s shifting work-life balance. In a conversation at the Sixth & I Synagogue, we considered a crucial question: if women are successful students and competent employees, why do they consistently fall behind in climbing the professional ladder?
THE CONFIDENCE GAP
May 12, 2014
Sixth & I Synagogue
600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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