Clever girls ‘choke’ under self-imposed pressure: OECD report

Engineer Felicity Briody says girls often lack confidence. Picture: Hollie Adams Source: News Corp Australia

Engineer Felicity Briody says girls often lack confidence. Picture: Hollie Adams Source: News Corp Australia

POSTED DATE: 06/03/2015

AUTHOR: NATASHA BITA, THE AUSTRALIAN

AMBITIOUS girls out-gun boys at school, but end up in lower-paid jobs because they “choke under pressure’’, an international study finds.

The OECD report on gender equality in education, released yesterday, blames girls’ lack of confidence for their failure to pursue high-paying careers in maths and science...Read more