The Confidence Conundrum: Is It Strictly a Women’s Challenge?

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In addition to the very real wage gap, women also face another obstacle to success: the confidence gap.

The confidence gap is the systemic problem among women to constantly undervalue and underestimate themselves. Confidence comes from growth and risk-taking, and women are simply not socialized to risk-taking the way that men are.

Get out of your head — it’s a bad neighborhood

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There is no bigger blow to the self-esteem of most women than trying on a bathing suit in a department store. The unflattering lighting, the awkward mirror, having a chance to see up close what your physical flaws are, and the fact that it nearly always happens during cold weather combine to create one of the world's worst shopping moments.