This guest blog post comes from our friend and Leading Women alumna Victoria Waterman at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Be sure to watch her TEDxNatick talk and share it.
It started when I reached out to Susan Coluntuono to learn more about her research on confidence and how it fit into “The Missing 33%”. As we knew from our work with leaders at every level, the lack of confidence was a significant contributor to holding women back in the workforce. As the former president of Leading Women Massachusetts, I have seen how this impacts women spanning all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and industries. Paying it forward and preparing girls to get ahead of potential barriers when they enter the workforce has become my personal mission.
And Susan replied, “Sounds like a TED Talk to me.”