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Why Haven’t I Lacked Self-Confidence?

I read an article in The Atlantic last week about the vast “confidence gap” that separates the sexes, and it made me ponder why I haven’t suffered from the same self-doubts that afflict so many women.  The article’s authors, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, point to several studies showing that women not only lack confidence about their performance and careers but often under-estimate their abilities—in contrast to men, who generally have few doubts about their competence or capacities.  This lack of self-assurance holds women back because, it turns out, confidence matters as much as competence in achieving professional success.

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