Ric Speaks with the Best-Selling Authors of
The Confidence Code for Girls
In 2014, journalists and TV news anchors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman wrote the best-seller The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Reassurance – What Women Should Know, which sparked a national conversation about the confidence gap between men and women. Today, as the issue of gender equality has become more vital than ever, Kay and Shipman turned their attention to young girls with The Confidence Code for Girls, a guide to help tween-age girls become bold, brave, fearless women.
For a lot of girls, preteen years are when they’re most in need of confidence. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades, and how many likes and followers they have on social media. Confidence is the most necessary and the most elusive tool for girls today figuring out who they are and how they can succeed. Breaking down myths of perfectionism and other ideas that stifle girls from action, Kay and Shipman provide the wisdom needed to overcome that dangerous voice in your head that says you can’t succeed.
Katty Kay is a BBC World News America anchor, a frequent contributor on Meet the Press and Morning Joe and a regular NPR guest host. Claire Shipman spent almost three decades as an award-winning television journalist for CNN, NBC and ABC. In addition to writing the NY Times best-sellers Womenomics and The Confidence Code, Kay and Shipman deliver speaking engagements across the country to convey their message of empowerment directly to girls and women everywhere.