Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.
I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.
In addition, she's co-authored a book with fellow TV journalist Katty Kay titled "The Confidence Code." In a HuffPost Live
Even in the face of stereotypes and structural barriers there just may be one profound solution to our ambition, performance and confidence waning in situations where we don't feel like we fit in.
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, we speak with New York Times best-selling authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman about "Womenomics" and "The Confidence Code."
While I'm happy for any conversation about gender gaps that need closing, I'm not interested in teaching adult women how to become more confident. I want women to keep the confidence they have as young girls. The confidence we, collectively, crush.
When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.
In a show of solidarity, ABC's Ann Compton and NBC's Savannah Guthrie gathered messages from fellow women reporters at the major networks for their colleague as she recuperates from an attack last week in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
The risks inherent in that type of relationship are nothing new in Washington, Back in 1977, Laura Foreman was fired from
By choosing Jay Carney as his new press secretary, Obama has completed his thorough transition from crusading outsider to shrewd insider as he prepares to deal with the wild folk of the Tea Party and an electorate still fearful that the world is spinning out of control. Carney knows all about the craft and power of narratives -- and, presumably, will be more willing to spin them out in public than the cautious Gibbs seemed to be. With stunning swiftness, Obama has retooled his administration to play hardball in the D.C. League.
I recently read the book Womenomics, which focuses on how women can take charge in the workplace and negotiate for intangibles that we need to balance our busy lives.
Whatever case the reporters were trying to make about Oprah, it would have helped them tremendously to have done it in a dignified manner.