The Confidence Code:
Thursday, October 24
During our 40th anniversary year, Women In Development (WID), New York is pleased to launch our first-ever book group as a benefit to our members. WID members are invited to meet for lively, intimate discussions about books that are shaping our view of ourselves, our work, and our world.
WID Lit is free for members. Wine, coffee, tea, and light bites are available in the Shakespeare & Co. café (pay-as-you-go, with a 10% discount). Members are encouraged to buy copies of the books at Shakespeare & Co.
For our first meeting, we will read The Confidence Code, by Kitty Kay and Claire Shipman.
Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their careers.
Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.
Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition—with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business—Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to “lean in.” Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.