“Who or what is your worst enemy?” If you ask women leaders this question, you might find a lot of the answers to be “myself.”
It doesn’t matter that we’ve come a long way. We’re educated, we’re climbing–and excelling–in corporate ranks. When you’ve been fighting so hard to get to the top for so long, it’s easy to convince yourself that luck had a hand on your success.
According to authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman in their book The Confidence Code, women tend to struggle with a lack of confidence disproportionately. When something goes wrong professionally, women blame themselves while crediting others when things go right.