7 surprising facts about confidence - on Business Chicks

My guest article on Business Chicks. Looking forward to writing many more.

BY AMANDA BLESING | JUL 07, 15 09:55 AM

Women need to stop playing small and start believing in themselves, says mentor Amanda Blesing

When it comes to the differences between male and female brain biology, the experts still disagree as to whether the main cause is socialisation, whether we’re born that way, or that our hormones play a role. However no matter what the cause, there is still much evidence that we respond, behave and perform differently in situations that require confidence.

And while success correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence, as women we’ve been socialised to believe the opposite. Fortunately, we now know this can be part of the problem when it comes to women believing themselves ready for competing for promotions. So here are seven things I’ve learned that may impact on your confidence and help you tackle big, audacious plans more easily.

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