Fear and (Self) Loathing in IT: A Healthy Discussion on Imposter Syndrome

Many of us feel nervous or fearful about raising our voices or speaking our potentially unpopular opinions out loud.  We sometimes feel hesitant to fully engage with our team and be our true selves lest we be “found out” as someone who really doesn’t belong, that isn’t smart or experienced enough, or who doesn’t deserve to be there. Are you suffering from Imposter Syndrome?  Do you feel like no matter how much you study or prepare for a new challenge, that you’ll just never be ready enough? Do you panic at the idea of asking for help when you get stuck on a challenging problem?  Join Angela for a healthy discussion of Imposter Syndrome, what it is and how it often manifests itself. Move through the feelings of vulnerability, fear, or being overwhelmed by a challenge at work, and find positive ways to channel it to drive self-improvement.  Make your voice and feelings known, and be confident.

Location: Date: April 7, 2017 Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm hs_angela-dugan Angela Dugan