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WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: Cracking The Confidence Code

  • KPFF Civil US Bancorp Tower 111 SW fifth Ave., 24th Floor Portland, OR 97229 (map)

Are we born with confidence or is it learned?

This month, WCL will be examining, The Confidence Code, The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. Knowing that self-doubt can impact our success and ability to lead, the authors attempt to demystify the elusive quality we call confidence. They conclude we can’t acquire confidence by repeating self-affirming confirmations or just faking it until we make it. But they do offer a surprising blueprint for bringing more confidence into our lives; we can take steps to build confidence by focusing less on perfectionism and more on taking risks and actions to change our physical wiring.

WCL AFTER FIVE puts you in the center of the dialogue. Join us as we take on topics that impact your work, community, and home life: how do we handle difficult conversations, give better feedback, speak up for ourselves? Each month we unpack different topics inspired by books, podcasts or articles to keep you current. You can pick up the book at your favorite outlet, or tohonor your busy schedule, WCL will provide summaries one-week prior to the event. This allows you to join in the conversation even if you don’t have time to read or listen.

When: July 17, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: KPFF Civil - Enjoy the spectacular view from the 24th floor of the US Bancorp Tower. 111 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR. Please park in the Portland City Grill parking garages and your parking will be validated at the event.

Price: $20.00 includes appetizers and wine

“In The Confidence Code, Kay and Shipman train a gimlet eye on an unspoken problem among women at all levels of achievement—nagging self-doubt…The pair embark on an engrossing trek through interviews with an array of successful women and seek the counsel of behavioral experts.”

- The New York Times

Earlier Event: June 27
5 Steps to Nail your Elevator Speech
Later Event: July 25
Overcoming The Imposter Syndrome