Battles of an Impostor

A presentation at DevFest WI in in Madison, WI, USA 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.



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