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Fixing 'The Confidence Gap' With Women in the Workplace

Men initiate salary negotiations four times as often as women do. When women do negotiate, they ask for thirty percent less than their male counterparts, according to a study of business school students.

The reason? If you ask BBC World News America Anchor, Katty Kay, and ABC Senior Correspondent Claire Shipman in their new book The Confidence Code, they’ll tell you the answer comes down to one simple thing: Confidence. In their opinion, this is a biological, environmental and systemic problem that all women need to take a look at.

Want to know how confident you are? Take the official “The Confidence Code” quiz:

CREDIT: Cleo Stiller, Bianca Perez

Fixing 'The Confidence Gap' With Women in the Workplace

Men initiate salary negotiations four times as often as women do. When women do negotiate, they ask for thirty percent less than their male counterparts, according to a study of business school students.

The reason? If you ask BBC World News America Anchor, Katty Kay, and ABC Senior Correspondent Claire Shipman in their new book The Confidence Code, they’ll tell you the answer comes down to one simple thing: Confidence. In their opinion, this is a biological, environmental and systemic problem that all women need to take a look at.

Want to know how confident you are? Take the official “The Confidence Code” quiz:

CREDIT: Cleo Stiller, Bianca Perez

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