A few years ago, a male social scientist in the UK did a meta-analysis of 30 major global studies of male and female business leadership.
His findings were interesting.
He found that men in general tended to be confident about their abilities, while women tended to low ball their abilities and accomplishments.
In fact, men are so good at promoting their abilities, they often – believe it or not – exaggerate their abilities and their I.Q., what the U.K. social scientist branded “The Male Hubris Effect.”
Women, on the other hand, tend to lowball their abilities and I.Q., what he dubbed, “The Female Humility Effect.”
The Hubris/Humility Effect shows up in different industries and in different countries.
Bottom line, women judge their abilities worse than they actually are and men judge their abilities as better than they are.
Hey ladies, we have to change this!