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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman To Discuss Confidence

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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BBC’s Katty Kay and co-author Claire Shipman, who wrote The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know, will appear at Sixth & I Synagogue Monday night to talk about confidence. The Atlantic‘s Editor-in-Chief James Bennet will moderate the discussion.

Shipman, who works for ABC News, is the wife of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

From an Atlantic release…. “A growing body of evidence shows that, at work and in life, confidence matters just as much as competence when it comes to getting ahead. The problem, argue broadcast journalists Kay and Shipman in The Atlantic’s May 2014 cover story “The Confidence Gap,” is that women are less self-assured than men—and that this persistent disparity between the genders is what keeps women from achieving at the highest levels. Kay and Shipman will defend their provocative thesis at a special event at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on May 12. In conversation with The Atlantic’s James Bennet, Kay and Shipman will discuss the science and culture behind the predicament outlined in their cover story, excerpted from their latest book, and the means to rectify it. ”

The event starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets here. (Journos can usually get a comp ticket if they’re covering it, but you didn’t hear this from The Mirror.)