June 8, 2023

Women Love Tech: Why Overconfidence Is The Driving Force Behind The Gender Pay Gap

Publication: Women Love Tech

A recent study in the Journal of Labour Economics revealed that “overconfidence” is a metric that’s causing men to get ‘top jobs’ faster than women. The report highlights that this is the driving force of 5-11% of the gender gap in leadership positions.


So, why is this the case, and what can we all do in light of these alarming statistics? Here, Brooke Taylor, who is a Career Coach to Australia’s top female leaders, shares how she helps her clients leverage overconfidence to land promotions at the same rate as men.