Meet the Author: Katty Kay

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Katty Kay is the anchor of BBC World News America, based in Washington, DC. She is also a frequent contributor to Meet the Press and Morning Joe and a regular guest host for The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. She’s the author, along with Claire Shipman, of two New York Times bestsellers, Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know. In addition to her work on women’s issues, Katty has covered the Clinton administration sex scandal, four presidential elections, and the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She was at the Pentagon just twenty minutes after a hijacked plane flew into the building on 9/11—one of her most vivid journalistic memories is of interviewing soldiers still visibly shaking from the attack. Katty grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford and is a fluent French and Italian speaker with some “rusty Japanese.” Katty juggles her journalism with raising four children with her husband, a consultant. Visit Katty online at theconfidencecode.com.

Books by Katty Kay

Living the Confidence Code

Real Girls. Real Stories. Real Confidence.

Book cover image: Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls. Real Stories. Real Confidence.

New from the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of The Confidence Code for Girls!The best way to understand confidence is to see it in action. That’s why bestselling authors Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, and JillEllyn Riley have collected 30 true stories of real girls, pursuing their passions, struggling and stumbling, but along the way figuring out how to build their own special brand of confidence.…  More »

The Confidence Code for Girls Journal

A Guide to Embracing Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

Book cover image: The Confidence Code for Girls Journal: A Guide to Embracing Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

Discover your confidence with this fun and empowering journal based on the #1 bestseller The Confidence Code for Girls. Do you want to take chances, live fearlessly, and become your most authentic self? This colorful, interactive journal makes it easy and exciting for girls to learn the confidence-building skills that will shape them into courageous young women.Based on the in-depth research of the bestselling phenomenon The Confidence…  More »

The Confidence Code

The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know

Book cover image: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know | New York Times Bestseller

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.  More »

The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

Book cover image: The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self | #1 New York Times Bestseller

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  More »

Womenomics

Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better

Book cover image: Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better | New York Times Bestseller

"A personal, provocative, and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life."—Diane Sawyer Womenomics, the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, is an invaluable guide for this generation of professional women, provide knowledgeable advice on how to "Work…  More »