What’s the dirty little secret women are confronted with each day?
Guest blogger Betsy Goldberg
According to political consultant Cathy Allen of the Connections Group, it’s a lack of confidence. Allen addressed the topic of “Confidence…How to Get it & How to Keep It” in front of a crowded room of nearly 40 women in downtown Seattle May 1. The session was the latest topic of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington’s Smart Women Salon Series.
Allen told the group that the number-one reason why women don’t run for office or strive to be CEOs is lack of confidence. “Why don’t we have that self-confidence that makes us want to achieve more?” she asked, noting that women’s lack of confidence can be traced back at least 600 years. “We are always going to be our worst enemies and our best critics.”