Episode 3: The Confidence Gap

Caitlin shares an anecdote from her own experience of struggling with lack of confidence in a professional role, and she’s not alone in her struggle. Across the board, men have higher self esteem than women. Women are socialized differently than men and brain structures and chemistry show unique patterns of thinking and behavior that impact women’s struggle with confidence. Caitlin reviews the number of ways in which lack of confidence impacts women in her practice and in the research. She reviews ways women can boost confidence, including strengthening neuronal pathways for action by taking action regardless of anxiety or discomfort, connecting with a mentor, and reframing failure experiences as learning experiences. Caitlin puts forth a challenge for the week: how will you try in a way that you normally would have held back?