I wrote a post on the Your Career Girl Facebook page last year that started off with the words: I don’t believe in Impostor Syndrome. And as you can imagine, it was quite controversial.
Impostor Syndrome is defined as the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or was legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. And while I believe that there are very real emotional and professional implications of being affected by Impostor Syndrome, I don’t believe the premise of the argument.
Impostor Syndrome isn’t some thing that women of color have created on their own - its origins stem from some very real implications of racism. Also, Impostor Syndrome isn’t something that women of color are destined to deal with for the rest of our lives - it is very possible to push through.
Listen in as I break down my definition of Impostor Syndrome, explain the different types and share my 4 step process on eliminating it once and for all.
Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
My love/hate relationship with the concept of “Impostor Syndrome” and why I hesitated to even speak about this topic on the podcast
The underlying reasons why women and people of color are more susceptible to developing Impostor Syndrome than other groups
The five types of Impostor Syndrome and how they can negatively impact you on your journey to success in your career
The 4 things you must start doing immediately if you’re struggling with Impostor Syndrome as a woman of color and are ready to eliminate it once and for all