The obligations abound: to my husband, children, and parents. To the workplace, my volunteer activities, and maintaining the home. Sheryl Sandberg has described my frustration perfectly, the "holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter."
Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.
Confidence is what allows you to start acting and risking and failing, to stop mumbling and apologizing and hesitating.
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
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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.
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