Have you ever felt like you’re not as capable as people think you are? Have you felt like a fraud who is about to be uncovered? Have you ever believed you only achieved success because you were lucky? If you answered yes, you may be experiencing Impostor Syndrome.
Impostor Syndrome is the sense that you are less accomplished or qualified than your peers. It is the feeling and/or belief that everyone else knows something we don’t or that everyone is doing better work than we are. Impostor Syndrome can show up for executives and entry-level professionals, first year college students and PhDs, especially those belonging to systematically minoritized/marginalized groups.
During this workshop, we will address Impostor Syndrome from an intersectional perspective. We will challenge the societal messages that unconsciously makes us feel like we are not good enough. Feeling like a fraud goes beyond issues of low self-esteem, participants will be encouraged to look at the societal factors that feed the voice of self-doubt. As take always participants will learn some techniques for recognizing and combating Impostor Syndrome in themselves, their peers, and/or supervisees/mentees.