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9 Ways to Build Your Confidence in Your New Career in Tech

The proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths remains low, with only about 6.7% of all women graduating from college earning a STEM degree, despite women having 53% of all degrees earned. This absence of women in tech is partly caused by self-reinforcing cultural norms that discourage women from developing the kind of confidence needed to succeed in a field as fast-paced and male-dominated as tech. The path towards greater self-confidence isn’t going to be the same for everyone. However, some common confidence-building strategies have worked for women with vastly different personalities and values.