"He has a natural authority..."
" He hit the ball with authority"
"He was an authority on the stock market"
These are the examples that you will find if you Google the meaning of authority. None of the examples you will find use the pronoun She.
This is the premise for the incredible book "The Authority Gap, why women are still taken much less seriously than men" by Mary Ann Sieghart.
It's not a secret that women are more likely to need to demonstrate their expertise to be taken seriously, that they are often interrupted, talked over, challenged, and that their professional opinion is not taken into account as much as that one of their male counterparts.
This has a direct impact on personal self-esteem as well as the opportunities for career progression that women have.
Tune in to hear about some very concrete examples of how the authority gap displays in women's everyday life. Listen to the real-life stories of the many people that Mary Ann interviewed for her book, from prominent politicians to everyday people. Be prepared to be shocked by the findings of the studies and the stats that she shares with us. Most importantly, discover what we can all do, women and men, to reduce the gap.
And if you listen to the very end, Mary Ann will share a very interesting report that should make every man want to become an active part of the solution 😉