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How a lack of confidence among women led to the gender gap in tech

  • Matthew J. Liberatore and William Wagner are business professors who studied performance across men and women in mid-level jobs, and asked research subjects to rate how they thought they did. 
  • While there were only insignificant differences in performance, they found women were strikingly less confident in how they performed than men. 
  • It’s hard to know why this is the case, but studies suggest women tend to believe they’re less skilled at STEM-related tasks, including math and technology. 
  • Narrowing the gender gap is going to require more than simply promoting equality in the workforce — schools, universities, and companies need to start initiatives to boost confidence in young women to go into STEM fields. 
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In the workplace, women are now as good as men when it comes to computing performance, but there is still a gender gap when it comes to confidence, according to

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Letitia Wright is ‘sad and hurt’ by the lack of space for black women to succeed | People



Letitia Wright is 'sad and hurt' by the lack of space for black women to succeed

Letitia Wright is “sad and hurt” by the lack of space that black women have to succeed.

The ‘Black Panther’ actress has expressed her frustration at the lack of opportunity for black females in society and is now determined to pave the way for others.

When asked about the lack of historical success for black women, Letitia said: “It’s sad and it hurts. But, the funny thing is, if you actually step aside from that mentality and go, ‘No, there’s space for all of us [to succeed] we just have to keep building a wall’.

“The bricks at the bottom have to be laid first before the bricks on the second row can be laid. So, if you say, OK, you lay your first brick there, and I’ll lay my brick in the next two months. Let me make sure that your brick that’s laid is good and solid and

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