Much research has shown the difference between men and women, the way their brains develop and their professional confidence. Until recently, woman at the pinnacle of their careers have adopted ‘male’ qualities to reach the C-level. But thankfully today, more commonly female qualities including empathy, intuition, collaboration and self control are being increasingly recognised as key attributes. Many of the barriers women face are self imposed – lack of confidence and low expectations. These firstly need to be addressed through coaching and mentoring to build confidence and resilience.