Are You Too Self-Critical?....or­ Over-Confident? Do women and men differ?

A Socratic Conversation hosted by Ron Gross, founder of Conversations New York.

Please join us to share your experiences, reflections, and insights.

* Do women tend to be more self-critical of themselves, and do men tend to be too self-flattering?

* A generation after the feminist revolution, are women still, on average, less confident than men? Are there differences in the assertiveness of women in classroom situations, and in work and family roles?

* In our professional lives, is there a confidence gap between men and women?

* Is self-criticism undervalued in our culture, in favor of assertiveness?

* Which causes more problems -- in personal life, professional life, and political life -- overconfidence or underconfidence?

* How can we best meld self-criticism and self-promotion?

These important questions were posed recently by David Brooks, author of The Social Animal and a regular Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, who invited his readers (and us) to respond. We WILL -- and we'll look at some of the most interesting responses he's already received.

There will be a display of relevant books, and light refreshments available.


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  • Yen

    Good to hear differing perspectives from different cultures, generations, and professions.

    June 21, 2013

  • dina n.

    I live downtown and the location is a little far for me: I liked athe sessiona I attended, so I will try to make it.Why no more midtown meetings? Dina

    June 15, 2013

    • Anita K. G.

      If you can get the 1,2 or 3 train it is a quick trip. Don't forget to change for the #1 local at 96th St. This is a wonderful established group which meets at Columbia so we are not likely to change venues but welcome newcomers. CNY has other meetings coming up that are further south. See the calendar. Anita

      1 · June 15, 2013

    • Yen

      Hello Dina, Welcome back! CNY does host conversations in midtown. The last CNY conversation at midtown was on June 6. CNY also advertises other conversation groups who host in midtown regularly. http://conversationsn­... Each CNY event host operates independently and is free to choose the location they prefer. Ron hosts regularly at Columbia and Great Neck, Natalie prefers the David Rubenstein Atrium, while Laurence and Evan hosts in the CitiCorp Atrium, and I host in another atrium near the CitiCorp Atrium. Good to hear from you again and thank you for your interest. See you soon. : )

      June 16, 2013

  • Michele

    is there any way to change the time on this? i so want to attend, however i work till 5pm. this topic is of such interest to me!!!

    June 14, 2013

  • Anita K. G.

    Looking forward to it.

    June 14, 2013

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