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Event Title: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
Confidence. We want it. We need it. But it can be maddeningly enigmatic and out of reach. The authors of “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance – What Women Should Know” deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint for bringing more of it into our lives. Is confidence hardwired into the DNA of a lucky few—or can anyone learn it? Is it best expressed by bravado, or is there another way to show confidence? Which is more important: confidence or competence? Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with feelings of self-doubt? Is there a secret to channeling our inner confidence?
Authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman travel to the frontiers of neuroscience on a hunt for the confidence gene and reveal surprising new research on its roots in our brains. They visit the world's leading psychologists who explain how we can all chose to become more confident simply by taking action and courting risk, and how those actions change our physical wiring. They interview women leaders from the worlds of politics, sports, the military, and the arts to learn how they have tapped into this elemental resource. They examine how a lack of confidence impacts our leadership, success, and fulfillment.
Ultimately, they argue, while confidence is partly influenced by genetics, it is not a fixed psychological state. That's the good news. You won't discover it by thinking positive thoughts or by telling yourself (or your children) that you are perfect as you are. You also won't find it by simply squaring your shoulders and faking it. But it does require a choice: less people pleasing and perfectionism and more action, risk taking, and fast failure. Inspiring, insightful, and persuasive, The Confidence Code shows that by acting on our best instincts and by daring to be authentic, women can feel the transformative power of a life on confidence.
Facilitator: Salima Hemani, Founder and Principal Consultant, SZH Consulting, LLC
Salima Hemani is an Organizational Development and Human Capital Executive Consultant, Coach and Speaker. She is also the founder of SZH Consulting, LLC, a small, woman-owned company based in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, providing Management Consulting services in the areas of Organizational Development and Change Management. Salima has over 15 years of experience in the field working with clients at various large government agencies and multinational corporations. She has held leadership positions at top global companies including Accenture, Marriott International and BAE Systems.
Salima brings a wealth of expertise to help organizations enhance their potential and implement lasting change. She is senior-level adviser and practitioner, who uses robust, structured human capital management, organizational development, and employee and leadership engagement methodologies and interventions to successfully support and guide organizational improvement and transformation efforts. Salima has provided strategic leadership to create innovative solutions to challenging problems, and enabled clients to capture maximum efficiencies and growth. Salima has a deep understanding of human and organizational development based on years of experience creating strategic programs that enable companies and individuals embrace the changing business landscape, while coaching and developing leaders and employees along the way to enhance the organization's effectiveness and long term goals.
Salima holds an M.B.A. from the George Washington University and a B.S. Honors in Management Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, she holds SPHR, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Leadership Circle Profile™, and The Leadership Culture Survey™ certifications.
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