The Francesca Gino speeches on social anxiety use her book 'Sidetracked' to explain why peer comparisons hold people back. Aside from being an author, Gino is also a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
Francesca Gino studies human behavior and uses that research to explain the way in which status anxiety can negatively impact one's judgement. She believes that comparing oneself to peers at work can cause people to question their performance in the workplace, as well as their value as an employee. In her speeches, as well as in her book 'Sidetracked', Gino encourages people to push status anxiety aside to ensure that they don't cloud their judgement at work.