François on BBC Radio 4 answered the question: ‘Do women lack confidence in life and work?’ Listen to the podcast. The news snippet only describes the problem but confidence can be managed and, as our leadership programmes show each time, permanently improved. It’s a business problem: companies need to encourage more women to come forward for jobs earlier. Talk to us if you want to find out how. Here are three tips for women who want to improve their confidence:
- Know your strengths and make them public – many women simply focus on their overall ‘worth’
- Challenge your interpretation of the sources of both success and failure: “Yes this success was actually due to me, it was not just luck”
- Take risks, experiment and learn: confidence is built on repetition. That’s what men do all the time
Learn more about our Build Your Confidence programme.