How to close the gender gap at work? Strike a pose.
Plenty of pundits have idiosyncratic ways of prepping for a big speech. But if you’re a six-foot-one progressive lesbian debating a conservative white man on Fox News, you’d better have a good one.
Sally Kohn, 36, has a ritual: A few minutes before she heads on set, she ducks into a hallway, spreads her feet, stands up perfectly straight and puts her hands on her hips, chin tilted up. She holds the pose for two full minutes – at which point her testosterone levels rise and her cortisol drops, making her more confident and less anxious. Then she walks on camera.
Read more on power posing by Jessica Bennett at NBC News.