The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It

by Helene Lerner

This book contains a practical tool kit that will help potential women leaders reach higherlevels.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.21 out of 5
  • Published February 2nd 2015 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1626562024 (ISBN13: 9781626562028)

This book contains a practical tool kit that will help potential women leaders reach higher levels. Helene Lerner has spoken and consulted at hundreds of companies where women struggle with confidence and the impostor syndrome–ironically, the more qualified women are, the more hesitant they are to take risky assignments. The chapters are organized around myths and truths that can either support or deter women from stepping up. Interspersed among the pages are Confidence Sparks, reflective exercises, and Power Tips to propel readers forward. While Lerner’s book is built upon years of experience as a coach and mentor, her goal is to inspire and persuade women to make courageous moves, not to give statistics and research on inequality. The operative word is “NOW.” Men are not waiting to step up and speak up, so women can’t afford to wait for their turn.