"Yes, women suffer consequences for their lack of confidence—but when they do behave assertively, they may suffer a whole other set of consequences, ones that men don’t typically experience. Attitudes toward women are changing, and for the better, but a host of troubling research shows that they can still pay a heavier social and even professional penalty than men do for acting in a way that’s seen as aggressive. If a woman walks into her boss’s office with unsolicited opinions, speaks up first at meetings, or gives business advice above her pay grade, she risks being disliked or even—let’s be blunt—being labeled a bitch. The more a woman succeeds, the worse the vitriol seems to get. It’s not just her competence that’s called into question; it’s her very character.”
—Great article on confidence and gender from The Atlantic, addressing the point in this long and ongoing debate that is arguably most important.
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This is not a thing outside of advertising agencies/media/tech/startups, is it? Lawyers or social workers or librarians or etc. don’t ever have meetings where the primary objective is to talk about things that may or may not be possible. Huh.