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The Confidence Code For Girls

Claire Shipman and Katty Kay are the authors of "The Confidence Code" and "The Confidence Code for Girls."
Claire Shipman and Katty Kay are the authors of "The Confidence Code" and "The Confidence Code for Girls."

On a scale of one to ten, how confident are you?

In a recent survey, 12-year-old girls tended to average around an 8 when responding. But 14-year-old girls answered with an average of 6.

This is when the “confidence gap” opens between girls and boys. Journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay have written about the confidence gap between men and women and how it shapes our work and our culture. In their new book, The Confidence Code for Girls (for which they commissioned the study cited above), Shipman and Kay look into why this gap forms, and what can be done about it.

Read an excerpt below.

GUESTS

Amaiya Zafar, 17-year-old amateur boxer; @AmaiyaZafar

Katty Kay, Correspondent and anchor, BBC World News America; @KattyKayBBC

Claire Shipman, Senior national correspondent, ABC News; contributor, Good Morning America; @ClaireShipman

Alice Tapper, Local 5th grader; Girl Scout

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