- 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