Leadership anxiety is increasingly abundant and women leaders are more susceptible than men. Some of the causes of management worries are apparent, like layoffs and workplace conflicts. Other potent causes of leadership anxiety are hidden, including those discussed in this article. Although most people are unaware of the negative effects of dysfunctional parental beliefs and behaviors on leadership success and confidence, they are one of the most common causes of leadership fears and unease. Self-awareness, developing trust of one’s self and others, setting healthy boundaries and a solid support network, assertiveness training, confidence building and other leadership tools described in this Women’s Leadership Confidence series are proven ways to prevent and alleviate women’s leadership anxiety.