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Article: Women don’t realise just how good they are, survey reveals

A recent survey from Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly highlights the gap between men’s and women’s self-belief in terms of their career and their abilities.

“When asked how successful respondents were in achieving these career factors, on average men considered themselves 20% more successful at ‘being prepared to take risks’ (21%), ‘being ambitious’ (23%) and ‘being able to work extra hours/weekends’ (15%) when compared to women respondents. Women chose not to tick the ‘very successful’ box as often as their male counterparts.”

Kayleigh Bateman’s article goes on to discuss the importance of mentoring and encouragement for women in the technology industry, and changing the discussion from the “‘lack of women in technology’ to ‘how amazing careers are for women in technology.'”

Read the full article here.


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