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Letters: Is the ‘Confidence Gap’ Real?

Readers discuss new research on why working women may be hesitant to talk up their accomplishments.
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A Lack of Confidence Isn’t What’s Holding Back Working Women

Last month, about a strong body of research suggesting that women feel just as confident in their abilities and leadership skills as their male peers—but have a harder time self-promoting, because they know that doing so won’t

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