A presentation at WomenTech Global Conference by Melissa Houghton
Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you did not deserve the opportunities in front of you? Have you ever thought “why me, I should not be here”?
Alternatively, have you seen a talented colleague not recognising their own achievements? A colleague who is hesitant to take on a new role?
This is impostor syndrome; I encounter it constantly and fight against it in myself and others. I want you to unite with me in this battle; for yourself, your colleagues and friends.
Join me as I share my experiences with impostor syndrome, how I have fought against it and how you can join the fight.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
My battle with impostor syndrome and three steps to help you fight it. My blog post based on my conference talk: Battles of an Impostor
Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a “fraud”? That’s called “impostor syndrome,” and you’re definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success — and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.
Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes shares his experiences of impostor syndrome and how learned to use it as an asset. This relatable blog post is based on his TedX Sydney talk: How You Can Use Impostor Syndrome to Your Benefit.
The scientific paper where impostor phenomenon/syndrome was first defined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978.
The test developed by clinical psychologist, Dr Pauline Clance, to determine if a person experiences impostor phenomenon/syndrome. From her book The Impostor Phenomenon: When Success Makes You Feel Like A Fake. Take this test to find out if you battle with impostor syndrome but test results do not constitute an official diagnosis.
Paper published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science. This article reviews definitions and characteristics of trait Impostorism, some antecedents, such as personality and family achievement environment and psychological distress as a consequence of Impostorism.