The BBC is running its '100 Women season' - naming 100 influential and inspirational women around the world. Its aim is to challenge women to tackle four of the biggest problems facing them today - the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport.
In a great article last week, Katty Kay explains why women have every reason to feel confident - but compared to men, they are less likely to.
Some points worth remembering:
- Closing the confidence gap means being honest about your abilities, not constantly undervaluing them.
- It means accepting that the odd failure is part of the human condition.
- It means letting upsets, criticisms and mistakes go and not clinging to them like a dog with a bone.
- And it means not trying to be perfect. Robots are perfect, people are not.
Read the full article here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-41444682
For more on the '100 Women season' please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/875e94b8-021d-4411-93f4-a8d5e09d6adb/100-women