Do Women And Men Have A Confidence Gap?
During a job interview, we are frequently asked, “what are your strengths?”
How you answer may depend on your gender.
That’s the conclusion of new research, which suggests that men are far more comfortable with self-promotion than are women. According to Christine L. Exley, who teaches at the Harvard Business School and Judd B. Kessler, who teaches at Wharton, “the gender gap in self-promotion is not driven by a gender gap in confidence.” They found that women consistently rated their performance on a test lower than did men —...