The confidence gap is real. Research shows that compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence. So, how can women take control, increase professional confidence and Stop Settling? And how can you, as leaders, impart these lessons to your own employees?
In collaboration with Apex Systems, ClearEdge Marketing’s Founder and CEO Leslie Vickrey recently hosted a webinar called: The Confidence Gap: How Women Can Stop Settling, Build Career Confidence & Get More Out of Life, to answer these questions and more. The presentation is chockfull of helpful advice, and includes an interview with Dana Shaw-Arimoto, Executive and Leadership Team Coach, Advisor, Speaker, Author & CEO, and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement.
Leslie and Dana discuss their own careers and bumps in the road with confidence, as well as share some of the items others keep in their confidence toolkits. For example, a few of the suggestions include the Desire Map, gratitude journals, encouraging people who are quiet in meetings to share their voices, and shutting down the “evil DJ” in your head.
In addition to tuning into the webinar, there are a number of helpful resources that Leslie shared that can easily be referenced whenever you need a confidence boost, or are looking for ways to amp up the confidence level on your team:
- Watch Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence.
- Take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz to determine where you are making unconscious decisions and/or trade-offs in life.
- Read “When Women Are Chronically Unhappy at Work and How to Fix it.”
- Request a copy of Dana’s book and receive 50% off by simply sending an email to Dana via firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: Stop Settling – ApexWebinar.
- Learn more about ARA and get involved in either in a local chapter or by following on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Head over to the Apex website to check out the recorded webinar today.