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The confidence of female leaders is increasing while male leaders are becoming less confident, according to the Worldcom Confidence Index for 2020. Female confidence rose by 7 percent while male confidence fell by the same amount over the past year. Overall global confidence in the C-suite dropped by 8 percent since 2019.

“Worldcom believes people take action when they feel confident that it will deliver the outcomes they want,” said Roger Hurni, chair of the Worldcom Public Relations Group. “The confidence inspired by female leaders like Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel and now Kamala Harris has certainly helped them achieve key goals. Therefore, we hope our report will help crystallize where leaders will want to place more focus in 2021 so that they inspire confidence in all their stakeholders.”

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