UWLP Blog - Confidence

Mental Health
Education
2020
UWLP
Show on Feed
Girls and Teens
Confidence
On November 17th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project hosted a workshop entitled “Emotional Wellbeing for Young Women: Understanding Your Brain, Body, and Behavior.” Read the recap here.
Event Recap - Emotional Wellbeing for Young Women: Understanding Your Brain, Body, and Behavior

Event Recap - Emotional Wellbeing for Young Women: Understanding Your Brain, Body, and Behavior

On November 17th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project hosted a workshop entitled “Emotional Wellbeing for Young Women: Understanding Your Brain, Body, and Behavior.” Read the recap here.

2020
UWLP
Leadership
Confidence
Career
Show on Feed
On November 11th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project held a Women’s Leadership Forum event entitled “Feeling Like a Fraud: Navigating Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome as Women.” Read the recap here
Event Recap - Feeling Like a Fraud: Navigating Perfectionism & Impostor Syndrome as Women

Event Recap - Feeling Like a Fraud: Navigating Perfectionism & Impostor Syndrome as Women

On November 11th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project held a Women’s Leadership Forum event entitled “Feeling Like a Fraud: Navigating Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome as Women.” Read the recap here

Show on Feed
Media
2020
UWLP
Confidence
On October 29th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project Hosted a workshop entitled “ Writing for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Utah Women.” Read the recap here.
Event Recap - Writing for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Utah Women

Event Recap - Writing for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Utah Women

On October 29th, the Utah Women & Leadership Project Hosted a workshop entitled “ Writing for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Utah Women.” Read the recap here.

2020
Curriculum
Confidence
UWLP
UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
Girls and Teens
This curriculum packet was designed to assist the Utah Women & Leadership Project's mission of strengthening the impact of Utah girls and women. It is available to use, free of charge, with groups of young women in various settings (e.g., churches, schools, community, nonprofit, families). It is not to be used by those intending to make a profit.
New Curriculum: Confidence from Head to Toe

New Curriculum: Confidence from Head to Toe

This curriculum packet was designed to assist the Utah Women & Leadership Project's mission of strengthening the impact of Utah girls and women. It is available to use, free of charge, with groups of young women in various settings (e.g., churches, schools, community, nonprofit, families). It is not to be used by those intending to make a profit.

Faith
Sub-Featured Article
2020
Community Engagement
What Can I Do
Diversity and Inclusion
Show on Feed
Confidence
UWLP
Religious and faith-based organizations are of vital importance to many individuals and families, and these leaders recognize the positive role they can have in the lives of Utah women and girls.
What Leaders in the Interfaith Community Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Leaders in the Interfaith Community Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Religious and faith-based organizations are of vital importance to many individuals and families, and these leaders recognize the positive role they can have in the lives of Utah women and girls.

Confidence
UWLP
2020
What Can I Do
Blog
Girls and Teens
Show on Feed
Community Engagement
Mental Health
Good mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing, hence the influence of therapists is expanding in Utah. As they increasingly recognize and address gender-specific challenges, mental health providers can positively influence girls and women, as well as families, communities, and the state as a whole.
What Therapists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Therapists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Good mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing, hence the influence of therapists is expanding in Utah. As they increasingly recognize and address gender-specific challenges, mental health providers can positively influence girls and women, as well as families, communities, and the state as a whole.

Education
UWLP Blog
2019
UWLP
What Can I Do
Confidence
Show on Feed
Female college students in Utah face unique challenges and have lagged their national peers in terms of college completion. Informed academic advisors are well-positioned to help Utah women gain the many lifelong benefits that come from finishing a college degree.
What Academic Advisors Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

What Academic Advisors Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

Female college students in Utah face unique challenges and have lagged their national peers in terms of college completion. Informed academic advisors are well-positioned to help Utah women gain the many lifelong benefits that come from finishing a college degree.

UWLP Blog
Career
Health and Well-being
2019
Confidence
Show on Feed
Community Engagement
What Can I Do
UWLP
Well-informed health care providers are uniquely positioned to support and strengthen girls and women over a lifetime. This discussion focused on how practitioners can influence through providing quality patient care, serving as visible role models, educating their communities, mentoring, and advocating broadly to promote women’s wellbeing.
What Women in Medicine Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Women in Medicine Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Well-informed health care providers are uniquely positioned to support and strengthen girls and women over a lifetime. This discussion focused on how practitioners can influence through providing quality patient care, serving as visible role models, educating their communities, mentoring, and advocating broadly to promote women’s wellbeing.

UWLP
Confidence
Show on Feed
What Can I Do
Blog
2019
Girls and Teens
UWLP Blog
Sports participation is a widely recognized pathway to leadership, and coaches are in an ideal position to positively influence their athletes. This discussion focused on how coaches can first lead by example and then work to support girls’ personal development and resilience.
What Athletic Coaches Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Young Women

What Athletic Coaches Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Young Women

Sports participation is a widely recognized pathway to leadership, and coaches are in an ideal position to positively influence their athletes. This discussion focused on how coaches can first lead by example and then work to support girls’ personal development and resilience.

UWLP
Leadership
Community Engagement
Confidence
Faith
Show on Feed
2019
UWLP Blog
Girls and Teens
This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 30 Young Women leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (hereafter, “the Church”) in Utah. Since around 60% of Utahns identify as members of the Church, these leaders have the potential to influence a large segment of Utah teens.
What Young Women Leaders Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Young Women

What Young Women Leaders Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Young Women

This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 30 Young Women leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (hereafter, “the Church”) in Utah. Since around 60% of Utahns identify as members of the Church, these leaders have the potential to influence a large segment of Utah teens.

What Can I Do
Education
UWLP
Show on Feed
Childcare
Career
UWLP Blog
Girls and Teens
2019
Family
Confidence
Utah fathers recognize the strong influence local culture can have on the way their daughters develop their sense of self. The state’s distinct environment, with its own set of social norms, can affect girls and young women in both positive and negative ways. Fathers can work to support their daughters’ efforts to navigate cultural influences.
What Utah Fathers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

What Utah Fathers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

Utah fathers recognize the strong influence local culture can have on the way their daughters develop their sense of self. The state’s distinct environment, with its own set of social norms, can affect girls and young women in both positive and negative ways. Fathers can work to support their daughters’ efforts to navigate cultural influences.

2019
Girls and Teens
Confidence
What Can I Do
Education
Show on Feed
Childcare
Community Engagement
UWLP
This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 25 elementary school principals and other administrators who met to discuss ways they can support girls in Utah, both in educational success and in many other areas of life.
What Elementary School Administrators Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls

What Elementary School Administrators Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls

This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 25 elementary school principals and other administrators who met to discuss ways they can support girls in Utah, both in educational success and in many other areas of life.

Show on Feed
What Can I Do
Childcare
Education
Family
UWLP Blog
UWLP
2019
Girls and Teens
Confidence
This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 25 mothers who are raising school-aged daughters in Utah. With the knowledge that mothers are one of the most powerful influences in a girl’s life, this discussion focused on various topics, including culture, confidence and self-discovery, education, personal and social development, and resilience.
What Utah Mothers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

What Utah Mothers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 25 mothers who are raising school-aged daughters in Utah. With the knowledge that mothers are one of the most powerful influences in a girl’s life, this discussion focused on various topics, including culture, confidence and self-discovery, education, personal and social development, and resilience.

Show on Feed
Business
Confidence
Community Engagement
UWLP Blog
UWLP
Career
Politics and Government
What Can I Do
2018
Education
Diversity and Inclusion
This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 65 leaders of women’s networks, groups, and organizations in Utah in many arenas. It provides an overview of opportunities to influence cultural attitudes in ways that are relevant in all settings, followed by specific ideas and solutions to advance and empower women and girls in more distinct environments.
What Women's Networks and Groups Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Women's Networks and Groups Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 65 leaders of women’s networks, groups, and organizations in Utah in many arenas. It provides an overview of opportunities to influence cultural attitudes in ways that are relevant in all settings, followed by specific ideas and solutions to advance and empower women and girls in more distinct environments.

What Can I Do
Confidence
Show on Feed
UWLP
Career
2018
Diversity and Inclusion
Male Allies
Understanding that male engagement is critical in reducing workplace gender imbalances, these suggestions focus on what men can do in professional settings to create awareness, rethink systems, build capacity (in both women and men), foster developmental relationships, and advocate for necessary cultural change.
What Male Allies Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women in Workplace Settings

What Male Allies Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women in Workplace Settings

Understanding that male engagement is critical in reducing workplace gender imbalances, these suggestions focus on what men can do in professional settings to create awareness, rethink systems, build capacity (in both women and men), foster developmental relationships, and advocate for necessary cultural change.

Confidence
Entrepreneurship
Show on Feed
2018
UWLP Blog
UWLP
Career
Politics and Government
In September of 2018, the Utah Women and Leadership Project along with the YWCA of Utah brought a group of experts together to identify current resources/strengths, challenges, and potential interventions that would help Utah women become entrepreneurs and business owners. What follows are their recommendations organized by category.
Impact Report: Entrepreneurship and Women Owned Businesses

Impact Report: Entrepreneurship and Women Owned Businesses

In September of 2018, the Utah Women and Leadership Project along with the YWCA of Utah brought a group of experts together to identify current resources/strengths, challenges, and potential interventions that would help Utah women become entrepreneurs and business owners. What follows are their recommendations organized by category.

Girls and Teens
Show on Feed
Community Engagement
Education
Confidence
2018
UWLP
What Can I Do
School counselors recognize they can influence the culture within their schools and even beyond. But first, they must be aware of the cultural pressures and messages reaching female students. For example, they can recognize how confidence and low self-esteem may affect educational success or aspirations and explore the impact of social media.
What School Counselors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What School Counselors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

School counselors recognize they can influence the culture within their schools and even beyond. But first, they must be aware of the cultural pressures and messages reaching female students. For example, they can recognize how confidence and low self-esteem may affect educational success or aspirations and explore the impact of social media.

UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
Community Engagement
Faith
Confidence
UWLP
2017
Blog
Five inspirational women from around the state spoke on this season’s theme: Finding our voices and the courage to use them. Each speaker had a unique take on what it means to tap into one’s unique voice. The evening was a powerful reminder of how difficult it can be for women to identify their authentic voice.
She Talks: Finding Your Voice and the Courage to Use it

She Talks: Finding Your Voice and the Courage to Use it

Five inspirational women from around the state spoke on this season’s theme: Finding our voices and the courage to use them. Each speaker had a unique take on what it means to tap into one’s unique voice. The evening was a powerful reminder of how difficult it can be for women to identify their authentic voice.

Blog
UWLP
Leadership
UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
Education
Confidence
2017
Sheer numbers tell us it’s difficult for women to reach the highest echelons of business, politics, academia, and entertainment. Cultural and social norms can make it feel like a woman’s place isn’t in leadership, and sometimes the little voices in our heads tell us we just aren’t good enough.
Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Sheer numbers tell us it’s difficult for women to reach the highest echelons of business, politics, academia, and entertainment. Cultural and social norms can make it feel like a woman’s place isn’t in leadership, and sometimes the little voices in our heads tell us we just aren’t good enough.

Blog
UWLP Blog
Confidence
Girls and Teens
Show on Feed
2017
UWLP
This post will highlight Sui Lang Panoke and her presentation on social media and finding your voice. Sui is the founder of Women Politics Media, and RE-Think Tank. Through these organizations, Sui works to train leaders, primarily women, emerging leaders and people of color in communication.
Re-Thinking Social Media and Your Voice

Re-Thinking Social Media and Your Voice

This post will highlight Sui Lang Panoke and her presentation on social media and finding your voice. Sui is the founder of Women Politics Media, and RE-Think Tank. Through these organizations, Sui works to train leaders, primarily women, emerging leaders and people of color in communication.

UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
UWLP
Career
2017
Blog
Confidence
Do you want this year to be different? Are you looking to get your first, or your next, big promotion? You’re not alone. Research showed that, while men and women wanted to be promoted in equal numbers, women were far less likely to move forward in their organization.
Five Ways to Beat the Odds and Get a Promotion in 2017

Five Ways to Beat the Odds and Get a Promotion in 2017

Do you want this year to be different? Are you looking to get your first, or your next, big promotion? You’re not alone. Research showed that, while men and women wanted to be promoted in equal numbers, women were far less likely to move forward in their organization.

Confidence
Education
Blog
Show on Feed
2017
UWLP
Career
UWLP Blog
I’m happy with the choice I made thirty years ago to be an attorney. Make a commitment to yourself that today you will start on your future. Write down a schedule for each step. Do the research, gain the knowledge, then decide, and create the future you want with the present choices you make. You can do it, I believe in you!
Create Your Future With Your Present Choices!

Create Your Future With Your Present Choices!

I’m happy with the choice I made thirty years ago to be an attorney. Make a commitment to yourself that today you will start on your future. Write down a schedule for each step. Do the research, gain the knowledge, then decide, and create the future you want with the present choices you make. You can do it, I believe in you!

Confidence
Blog
2017
UWLP
UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
Education
Career
I have heard many law students describe their decision to come to law school as a “calling,” and because when you choose to follow a path you also choose its destination, a “calling” to the law as well. Students’ stories of this “call” illustrate a spiritual impetus that moved them here with a hunger to acquire legal skills.
Heeding the Call of Law School

Heeding the Call of Law School

I have heard many law students describe their decision to come to law school as a “calling,” and because when you choose to follow a path you also choose its destination, a “calling” to the law as well. Students’ stories of this “call” illustrate a spiritual impetus that moved them here with a hunger to acquire legal skills.

Family
Blog
Education
Childcare
Confidence
UWLP
Show on Feed
2017
I have come to realize that I am a product of “hardy stock” –a line of strong women. Both my mother and her mother were born in Pacific Junction, Iowa, a town that regularly experiences the flooding of the Missouri River. When I asked my mother “why do people stay?” Her reply was, “It’s their home, where would they go?”
Harnessing the Power of Our Human Potential

Harnessing the Power of Our Human Potential

I have come to realize that I am a product of “hardy stock” –a line of strong women. Both my mother and her mother were born in Pacific Junction, Iowa, a town that regularly experiences the flooding of the Missouri River. When I asked my mother “why do people stay?” Her reply was, “It’s their home, where would they go?”

2016
Show on Feed
Blog
UWLP Blog
Confidence
Education
Girls and Teens
Male Allies
Leadership
Research Brief
UWLP
Six primary themes emerged from the qualitative data gathered from the combined survey and dialogue table notes. There is interesting overlap between these data and those listed above. First, the most frequently mentioned solution is to help more women in Utah to attend and complete college.
What Can We Do to Help More Girls and Women in Utah Strengthen Their Confidence and Leadership?

What Can We Do to Help More Girls and Women in Utah Strengthen Their Confidence and Leadership?

Six primary themes emerged from the qualitative data gathered from the combined survey and dialogue table notes. There is interesting overlap between these data and those listed above. First, the most frequently mentioned solution is to help more women in Utah to attend and complete college.

Family
Show on Feed
Blog
Confidence
UWLP Blog
Research Brief
2016
UWLP
Growing Up. Over half of the survey participants said that they had their greatest struggles with confidence between 6th and 12th grades. Factors that most negatively affected confidence included unstable or unsafe homes, dysfunctional families (i.e., abuse and neglect), and poor relationship with parents.
When Do Utah Women Struggle

When Do Utah Women Struggle

Growing Up. Over half of the survey participants said that they had their greatest struggles with confidence between 6th and 12th grades. Factors that most negatively affected confidence included unstable or unsafe homes, dysfunctional families (i.e., abuse and neglect), and poor relationship with parents.

Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
2016
Confidence
UWLP
Research Brief
Confidence and Related Terms. “Acting” and “doing” build confidence. We need to “act” to make a difference and to be effective leaders. Understanding the differences and relationships among confidence, self-esteem, self-compassion, optimism, and self-efficacy is critical.
What Confidence Concepts Resonate Most with Utah Women?

What Confidence Concepts Resonate Most with Utah Women?

Confidence and Related Terms. “Acting” and “doing” build confidence. We need to “act” to make a difference and to be effective leaders. Understanding the differences and relationships among confidence, self-esteem, self-compassion, optimism, and self-efficacy is critical.

Education
2016
Blog
Confidence
Faith
Childcare
Leadership
Show on Feed
Research Brief
UWLP
UWLP Blog
In this blog we highlight the results from the first two research questions analyzed: “Why does Utah struggle with getting more women in leadership roles?” and “What do you think about Utah women, leadership, and confidence?” Data on these questions were gathered from the UWLP LinkedIn group.
Why Does Utah Struggle With Getting More Women In Leadership Roles? Women’s Ideas About Women, Leadership, And Confidence

Why Does Utah Struggle With Getting More Women In Leadership Roles? Women’s Ideas About Women, Leadership, And Confidence

In this blog we highlight the results from the first two research questions analyzed: “Why does Utah struggle with getting more women in leadership roles?” and “What do you think about Utah women, leadership, and confidence?” Data on these questions were gathered from the UWLP LinkedIn group.

UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
Confidence
2016
Blog
Leadership
UWLP
It’s no secret that men and women are different, from the way we look to the way we behave. Amongst those differences are inherent leadership strengths each gender boasts. As female leaders, we often spend time focusing on men’s natural leadership qualities because men achieve and retain the majority of leadership positions.
Our Inherent Ability to Lead

Our Inherent Ability to Lead

It’s no secret that men and women are different, from the way we look to the way we behave. Amongst those differences are inherent leadership strengths each gender boasts. As female leaders, we often spend time focusing on men’s natural leadership qualities because men achieve and retain the majority of leadership positions.

Blog
UWLP
Leadership
Career
UWLP Blog
2016
Confidence
Show on Feed
A cover letter is your opportunity to show what you know about the job and to demonstrate why you’re the best fit. The cover letter lets you express your personality, passion, and goals – where your resume focuses on your skills and qualifications. A brief and well-written cover letter also demonstrates your ability to write and communicate.
Marketing Yourself as a Leader

Marketing Yourself as a Leader

A cover letter is your opportunity to show what you know about the job and to demonstrate why you’re the best fit. The cover letter lets you express your personality, passion, and goals – where your resume focuses on your skills and qualifications. A brief and well-written cover letter also demonstrates your ability to write and communicate.

UWLP Blog
2016
Blog
Confidence
Leadership
Show on Feed
UWLP
Brené is an advocate of one’s vulnerability and embodiment of the phrase: good enough. She is a phenomenal woman and motivator. She has vulnerably shared her own story with the world, proving that through your own struggles you can help others to reach their fullest potential.
Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us

Brené is an advocate of one’s vulnerability and embodiment of the phrase: good enough. She is a phenomenal woman and motivator. She has vulnerably shared her own story with the world, proving that through your own struggles you can help others to reach their fullest potential.

UWLP
Education
UWLP Blog
Confidence
Show on Feed
Blog
Family
2016
Before retiring in May 2014, my mom, Kathy, worked in a sector of education which is often overlooked, but imperative for those struggling with speech difficulties. As a speech language pathologist (SLP) she was employed in the Utah public school districts for a little over 35 years.
How My Mom's Career Inspired Me

How My Mom's Career Inspired Me

Before retiring in May 2014, my mom, Kathy, worked in a sector of education which is often overlooked, but imperative for those struggling with speech difficulties. As a speech language pathologist (SLP) she was employed in the Utah public school districts for a little over 35 years.

Education
Career
UWLP
2016
Blog
Confidence
Show on Feed
While cold calling or emailing your resume may work, it really is best if you are able to network with your interviewer. Do you know someone who might know your interviewer? Have them introduce you or put in a good word for you. Networking is everything, but it’s become this overwhelming buzzword.
Advice for Job Seeking Women From A Hiring Woman

Advice for Job Seeking Women From A Hiring Woman

While cold calling or emailing your resume may work, it really is best if you are able to network with your interviewer. Do you know someone who might know your interviewer? Have them introduce you or put in a good word for you. Networking is everything, but it’s become this overwhelming buzzword.

Faith
Education
Confidence
Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
UWLP
Family
2016
Career
Blog
As a result of my egalitarian upbringing, it had never occurred to me that I could not have both a family and a career (after all, my mom did). I was seventeen before I encountered a certain idea typically prevalent within my faith culture: that good, worthy motherhood was only of the full-time stay-at-home variety.
How Following My Dreams Saved My Family

How Following My Dreams Saved My Family

As a result of my egalitarian upbringing, it had never occurred to me that I could not have both a family and a career (after all, my mom did). I was seventeen before I encountered a certain idea typically prevalent within my faith culture: that good, worthy motherhood was only of the full-time stay-at-home variety.

2015
Confidence
Blog
Show on Feed
UWLP
UWLP Blog
I know I need it. Lots. Most of the time, I have some in stock. I just reach into my mental pantry and grab a jar of “Hey, I got this”. Or a whiff of the idea does the trick. I glimpse evidence that some part of my life is OK and get the needed boost. This is why I love having a clean kitchen and a stocked fridge.
You're Already Good Enough

You're Already Good Enough

I know I need it. Lots. Most of the time, I have some in stock. I just reach into my mental pantry and grab a jar of “Hey, I got this”. Or a whiff of the idea does the trick. I glimpse evidence that some part of my life is OK and get the needed boost. This is why I love having a clean kitchen and a stocked fridge.

Mental Health
Blog
Health and Well-being
UWLP
Show on Feed
Family
Confidence
2015
I typically responded to the first with a fake laugh to avoid giving an actual answer. No one really wants to hear the long answer, that I inherited my mother’s petite frame, and most of my meals were consumed standing up. I also have the mad skills of making one peanut butter sandwich last for hours.
Finding Balance & Falling Down: Lessons from Yoga on Doing it All

Finding Balance & Falling Down: Lessons from Yoga on Doing it All

I typically responded to the first with a fake laugh to avoid giving an actual answer. No one really wants to hear the long answer, that I inherited my mother’s petite frame, and most of my meals were consumed standing up. I also have the mad skills of making one peanut butter sandwich last for hours.

UWLP Blog
Confidence
Girls and Teens
UWLP
Show on Feed
Blog
Health and Well-being
Snapshot
2015
For many people, the beginning of a new school year is a good time to make resolutions, start fresh, and improve habits. As a 7th grade teacher, I see girls and boys come into my classroom with varying degrees of trepidation, and some come with enthusiasm. They don’t have to sign their names.
Shape Girls’ Impressions of Themselves While Young

Shape Girls’ Impressions of Themselves While Young

For many people, the beginning of a new school year is a good time to make resolutions, start fresh, and improve habits. As a 7th grade teacher, I see girls and boys come into my classroom with varying degrees of trepidation, and some come with enthusiasm. They don’t have to sign their names.

Confidence
Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
2015
Blog
Male Allies
UWLP
If anything, men tilt toward overconfidence—and we were surprised to learn that they come by that state quite naturally. They aren’t consciously trying to fool anyone. Ernesto Reuben, a professor at Columbia Business School, has come up with a term for this phenomenon: honest overconfidence.
Overconfident Men

Overconfident Men

If anything, men tilt toward overconfidence—and we were surprised to learn that they come by that state quite naturally. They aren’t consciously trying to fool anyone. Ernesto Reuben, a professor at Columbia Business School, has come up with a term for this phenomenon: honest overconfidence.

UWLP
Education
UWLP Blog
Blog
Girls and Teens
2015
Show on Feed
Confidence
One day I stumbled upon an online community of women and discovered my situation was far from unique. With their examples and support, I began to look outside the home for things that would help give me a sense of purpose. As I began to do so, I felt recharged. I found that I truly enjoyed the process of solving a problem.
How Knowing Your Options Can Change Your Life

How Knowing Your Options Can Change Your Life

One day I stumbled upon an online community of women and discovered my situation was far from unique. With their examples and support, I began to look outside the home for things that would help give me a sense of purpose. As I began to do so, I felt recharged. I found that I truly enjoyed the process of solving a problem.

Blog
UWLP
Confidence
2015
UWLP Blog
Show on Feed
The elusive nature of confidence has intrigued us ever since we started work on our 2009 book, Womenomics, which looked at the many positive changes unfolding for women. To our surprise, as we talked with women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot.
Insights Into the Confidence Gap

Insights Into the Confidence Gap

The elusive nature of confidence has intrigued us ever since we started work on our 2009 book, Womenomics, which looked at the many positive changes unfolding for women. To our surprise, as we talked with women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot.

2015
Confidence
Show on Feed
UWLP
UWLP Blog
Blog
Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges.
Ideas to Build Confidence

Ideas to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges.

Blog
Confidence
2015
Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
UWLP
The brief provides insights gathered from a group of women, many of them college students, who attended a presentation about confidence at UVU in September. For many of the participants, it was an eye-opener that renewed their courage and gave them confidence they didn’t know they had.
New Study Says Lack of Confidence is a Barrier

New Study Says Lack of Confidence is a Barrier

The brief provides insights gathered from a group of women, many of them college students, who attended a presentation about confidence at UVU in September. For many of the participants, it was an eye-opener that renewed their courage and gave them confidence they didn’t know they had.

Research Brief
Leadership
Show on Feed
Confidence
2015
UWLP Blog
UWLP
Wall Street 24/7 recently published an article titled “The 10 Worst States for Women,” using rankings from various sources on gender wage gap, percentage of women in state legislatures, percentage of women in management positions, poverty rate of women, and infant mortality rate.
Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?

Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?

Wall Street 24/7 recently published an article titled “The 10 Worst States for Women,” using rankings from various sources on gender wage gap, percentage of women in state legislatures, percentage of women in management positions, poverty rate of women, and infant mortality rate.

Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
Confidence
Politics and Government
2015
UWLP
Blog
When I was in 8th grade, the PTSA club I was a member of took a field trip to the State Capitol. At the time, the Capitol was undergoing renovations and the House was meeting in the basement of the west building. After meeting with our district’s representative, he introduced our group of students to Representative Becky Lockhart.
I Could See Myself There: A Tribute to Former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart

I Could See Myself There: A Tribute to Former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart

When I was in 8th grade, the PTSA club I was a member of took a field trip to the State Capitol. At the time, the Capitol was undergoing renovations and the House was meeting in the basement of the west building. After meeting with our district’s representative, he introduced our group of students to Representative Becky Lockhart.

Confidence
2015
UWLP
Show on Feed
Blog
UWLP Blog
Women are more than just bodies! Yet the messages we’re bombarded with in the media tell us differently. Digital manipulation of celebrities, vast amounts of advertising for cosmetic surgeries, and unrealistic ideals being flaunted in the entertainment industry all give a false impression of women.
Beauty Redefined: The Impact Of Body Image On Women's Confidence And Influence

Beauty Redefined: The Impact Of Body Image On Women's Confidence And Influence

Women are more than just bodies! Yet the messages we’re bombarded with in the media tell us differently. Digital manipulation of celebrities, vast amounts of advertising for cosmetic surgeries, and unrealistic ideals being flaunted in the entertainment industry all give a false impression of women.

UWLP Blog
Blog
Girls and Teens
UWLP
2015
Confidence
Show on Feed
As important as confidence is evidence shows that girls and women struggle with confidence more than men do. They experience more anxiety and self-doubt. Women judge themselves harder and assume the blame when things go wrong. Women don’t let go of failures as quickly as men.
The Confidence Crisis For Women And Girls

The Confidence Crisis For Women And Girls

As important as confidence is evidence shows that girls and women struggle with confidence more than men do. They experience more anxiety and self-doubt. Women judge themselves harder and assume the blame when things go wrong. Women don’t let go of failures as quickly as men.

Education
UWLP
Blog
2013
Show on Feed
UWLP Blog
Confidence
Family
My father was a teacher and the football coach at the high school I attended. I felt lucky to be in his health class. As a teenager I felt he had the best job a father could have. During high school I struggled with the decision of what course of study to pursue in college.
Thanks to My Father

Thanks to My Father

My father was a teacher and the football coach at the high school I attended. I felt lucky to be in his health class. As a teenager I felt he had the best job a father could have. During high school I struggled with the decision of what course of study to pursue in college.