“A company wants to fill a leadership position. The job is openly advertised, and all employees are encouraged to apply. However, the HR department ends up receiving applications only from men because women don’t believe they’re capable of the job, even though they are equally qualified.”

Hand on heart, have you ever doubted yourself and asked, “Am I ready yet?”

I certainly know that feeling all too well. When my former boss offered me the position next to him in management, my response was, “I’m not sure if I’m ready yet.” His reaction: “If I didn’t think you could do it, I wouldn’t offer it to you.” It sounded convincing, yet I still asked for some time to think it over.

“A study by Arizona State University shows that young female students often lack the self-confidence that their male colleagues apparently have. Women rate their own intelligence lower on average than men, even when there is no objective difference between them. This is true even when comparing men and women with the same grade point average,” according to DER SPIEGEL.

There are gender-specific differences.
Let’s be aware of that.

herVIEW - Natascha Hoffner

Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 19.06.2021