Cracking The “Confidence Code” (WWR News Brief)

A new book by veteran journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay takes a look at confidence and why women often struggle to assert themselves. in the “Confidence code-the science and art of self-assurance” the authors examine why women often hold back. For example, in the book, they point out that “the more senior a woman is, the more she makes a conscious effort to play down her accomplishments. The book includes tips on how to improve confidence including a quiz to determine your level of confidence.

One organization is doing it’s part to give young girls confidence and provide safety. The “Dress a girl around the world project” encourages people to make dresses for girls in more than 75 countries. Many volunteers are gathering in living rooms, basements, backyards and schools to sew dresses out of pillowcases and fabric. The hope is that a girl wearing a dress with the “dress a girl label” presents an appearance that she is well cared for and under the care of an organization. The ultimate goal being to protect those girls from sexual predators. For more on these stories and much more simply head to our website www.workngwomanreport.com

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