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Introduction 

There are a number of psychological barriers that female entrepreneurs face when starting their business journey including a lack of self-belief. 

  • Women are 55% more likely than men to cite fear of going it alone as a primary reason for not starting a business
  • 39% of women report being confident in their capabilities to start a business compared with 56% of men
  • 28% of women feel that “imposter syndrome” has stopped them from speaking during meetings 

*Statistics from the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship 2019

This module will look at the definition of self-confidence and help you to make an assessment of how self-confident you are. We will help you to identify the skills and unique qualities you have which can transfer to your business. We will help you to consider what prevents you from being self-confident and provide you with a tool kit to equip you with the personal and professional skills to help you succeed. 

Course Overview & Objectives 

This module will help you to: 

  • Define what self-confidence is and assess how self-confident you are
  • Identify your skills and talents and how they can transfer to your business
  • Focus on what is preventing you from achieving self-confidence
  • Build your portfolio of personal and professional skills
  • Develop a toolbox of resources to build your self-confidence to take you forward with your business 

All the tools and theories used in this module will be made available to download as you progress through it. You will need a pen and notepad to complete some of the offline exercises.  

To move forward, scroll down to move to the first section – What is Self-Confidence where we will look at how self-confidence is represented and what obstacles can impact on your self-confidence.