(Image: Dr Gyorgy Buzsaki, NYU Neuroscience Institute)
Women in senior positions can positively impact company culture, performance, and profitability. And yet many women lack the confidence to seek promotion, speak up in meetings, and rise into leadership positions. Although the odds have been stacked against women in terms of both genetic differences and being socialised differently, we can train our brains to overcome these obstacles, says neuroscience and physiology expert Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom. She explores here how our experiences, and the choices we make, contribute to shaping our self-confidence and how we can train our brains to be more confident.