“Impostor syndrome”: What does feel like for woman?.

“Imposter syndrome”, or doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work, is a diagnosis often given to women.

Was identified in 1978 by psychologist Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. “Imposter syndrome” is the idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck and not because of your talent or qualifiacations. But many groups were excluded from the study, namely women of color and people of various income levels, genders, and professional backgrounds

75% OF FEMALES EXECUTIVES ACROSS INDUSTRIES HAVE EXPERIENCED IMPOSTER SYNDROME IN THEIR CAREERS. KPMG Women’s Leadership

Impostor syndrome took a fairly universal feeling of discomfort, second guessing, and mild anxiety in the workplace and pathologised it, especially for women. As white men progress, their feelings of doubt generally lessen as their work and intelligence are validated over time. They are able to find role models who are like them, and rarely (if ever) do others question their competence, contributions, or leadership style.

“Feeling Unsure Shouldn’t Make You an Imposter,Imposter syndrome directs our view toward fixing women at work instead of fixing the places where women work. Even as we know it today, imposter syndrome puts the blame on individuals, without accounting for the historical and cultural contexts that are foundational to how it manifests in both women of color and white women”. According to the study of the Harvard Business School.

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