THE CONFIDENCE GAP
Eye2Eye is thrilled to present our theme for 2018 as The Confidence Gap.
What is “the Confidence Gap”?
The confidence gap focuses upon the rarity of female leadership positions due to a lack of self-confidence in the workplace in comparison to male leadership positions. Research on the confidence gap dives into workplace environments, opportunities, and resources for young women, as well as a culture developed throughout underrepresentation of women in corporate organizations. Confidence is one’s self-belief in success, and without confidence many women aren’t able to take the leap of faith to take on more leadership positions. In the last few years, we have seen an increase in many female executives as well as women taking on more jobs in male-dominated fields. Recently, the NYSE welcomed its first female leader in 201 years, as well as the first full-time female stock trader. Additionally, a cable company headquartered in Miami, FL recently appointed its first female CEO in 156 years. We’re seeing progress, and we’re seeing change. This is what gender equality is about.
As stated by The Atlantic:
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
And yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us have continued to get promoted faster and be paid more. The statistics are well known: at the top, especially, women are nearly absent, and our numbers are barely increasing. Half a century since women first forced open the boardroom doors, our career trajectories still look very different from men’s.
When & Where is the conference?
Our conference will be held this upcoming Fall on December 1st at the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, located in the Boston University Questrom School of Business.