Unmasking Imposter Syndrome as a Minority

This session is canceled.  There is no replacement or remote session.

Almost everyone has felt like a fraud at some point in their lives but this issue is much more complicated for minorities. Being the only representative of your gender, ethnicity, or disability in your professional environment can sometimes lead to anxiety and feelings of inadequacy. These thoughts and feelings can lead to major obstacles in your career. These roadblocks can be a result of underselling your abilities, not putting yourself in more forward roles due to lack of confidence, and shying away from speaking up in front of others – despite being well versed in a topic.

In this workshop, we’ll tackle the unique challenges one faces when dealing with imposter syndrome. Together, we’ll discuss ways we can remind ourselves that we do belong and that we deserve just as much recognition in our professional environments as the people sitting next to us.

Key Takeaways

  • We will discuss ways to develop and lean on our network of colleagues and friends as a support group when voicing our concerns and doubts
  • The importance of keeping a healthy perspective
  • Ways to navigate and ignore any assumptions others make about you and possibly use these instances as teaching opportunities

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Date: March 4, 2020 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm photo of Erin Newby

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