On the 14th May 2015 Amanda Goodall and Margit Osterloh published an article in the Times Higher on how to redress gender imbalance – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/how-to-redress-the-gender-imbalance/1/2020135.article
‘Research suggests that men tend to exaggerate their abilities, whereas women typically have less self-confidence, creating a “confidence gap”. Overconfidence is more pronounced when men undertake tasks that are considered to be masculine – and, arguably, leadership may be one of these. If men and women are equally confident, researchers have found that there are no gender differences in competitive entry. This has been shown in the laboratory as well as in the field.’
What do you think?