Women in Agile and the Confidence Codekelly snavely
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This talk is inspired by the book ‘The Confidence Code’ by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.
What is confidence and how do you know you have it? While confidence is partly influenced by genetics, it is not a fixed psychological state. However, you won’t discover it thinking positive thoughts or by simply squaring your shoulders and faking it. It requires work and choices: less focus on people pleasing and perfectionism and more action, risk taking and fast failures. This is why it can seem harder for women because these behaviors aren’t typically the ‘norm’ for women but generally come naturally for men.
In this talk we will explore the roots of confidence and the gender gap between men and women. To ground the learnings, we will also hear interview summaries from four great and diverse women in agile:
Lyssa Adkins, Esther Derby, Ellen Grove, and Kat Conner