Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it. F or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. In the United States, women now earn more college and graduate degrees than men do. We make up half the workforce, and we are closing the gap in middle management.
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes. Those mall trips are infrequent—about once a month. More often, Athena and her friends spend time together on their phones, unchaperoned.
Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook , Twitter , Snapchat and Instagram. They are often casual in nature or made to appear casual. A selfie, however, may include multiple subjects. As long as the photo is being taken by one of the subjects featured, it is considered a selfie. In , Robert Cornelius , an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself which ended up as one of the first photographs of a person.
I know. A few years ago, I had a corporate job in London, working a regular sixty-hour week. I enjoyed working with my clients and colleagues, and I wanted to do well. I rarely took care of myself , and I was always focused on goals, achievements, and meeting the excessive expectations I had of myself.