Bridging the Confidence Gap

I live in Boulder, CO, which is the perfect place for me.  I ski, I hike, I ride horses, I ride my cruiser bike to business meetings, and I love Title Nine clothes.  This company gets me.  They make clothes that suit the way I live and work, and their marketing is real, authentic, and engages me completely. 

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I just opened the new fall catalogue and was WOW!ed by this message from visionary leader and Title Nine Founder, Missy Park.  It struck me as significant enough to share.  I’m inspired and moved by this effort and intention to help women of all ages Bridge the Confidence Gap! 

Bridge the Gap
Missy Park
Founder, Title Nine

Whether in the classroom, on the playing field or in a conference room, I see it over and over:  girls and women who hesitate to act on their expertise, because they aren’t 100% sure they have the right answer, the perfect plan, the exact skill set.  It amounts to what has been called a massive Confidence Gap.  The gap between what women know and what we are willing to act on.  It’s that gap that inhibits us from making our voices heard.  It’s that gap that makes us turn away from risk.  It’s that gap that prohibits us from turning thought into action.  And it is that confidence gap that keeps us from learning all the valuable lessons that can be gained from acting and failing and learning and acting again. 

Let’s commit to filling that gap right now.  Let’s fill it with encouragement for our daughters to act even as they waver.  Let’s fill it with our strong voices as we quash our instinct to stay silent.  Let’s fill it with action even in the face of doubt and doubters.  

Our daughters (and our sons) are watching. We owe it to them. 

We owe it to ourselves. 

Missy Park

Missy, I’m all in!  Let me know how to join your movement! 

More soon… 

Katrina

Comments
  • Kyle Roberts

    I love this company’s mission & values! Years ago, I competed in a writing contest for a company I was working for in CA. The goal was to revamp the company’s mission/values statement. I used Title Nine as the perfect example of a real, inspiring, and empowering organization that makes people want to be part of everything they represent. I won first place in the contest. The credit goes to Title Nine. I’ve never met Missy Park but I have admired her and the organization for years!

    I agree wholeheartedly in the confidence gap for women. I see it everyday. Let’s change that!

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