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The Confidence Cult

Friday | 9:00am - 10:45am PT

Do you keep your opinions to yourself unless you’re sure you have something worthy to say? Do you doubt your skills or experiences, even ruminating over a past mistake? Have you missed out on opportunities, whether it’s public speaking or professional advancement because you thought you might fail? The answer to these questions has to do with self-confidence, what is it, how do we get it and the hurdles to building it.

The first half of the seminar focuses on external and structural factors that negatively influence women’s confidence. The second half of the seminar explores the internal hurdles to our self-confidence along with science-backed strategies we can employ in our personal and professional lives.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basis of The Confidence Cult

  • Understand how and why the self-help industry disproportionately focuses on women's "lack of confidence"

  • Understand why external factors such as bias, likeability and toxic work environments negatively impact women’s confidence

  • Learn how to develop confidence-setting goals and values

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