I do(n’t) belong here

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 11:30 - 12:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room 1028
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Get to know Ashley before she presents. Learn why she enjoys working in higher education and why understanding imposter syndrome is so important.

Have you been faking it this whole time? Yeah, me too. In this session we’re going to have a heart to heart about what it’s like to experience imposter syndrome and what leads us to put unending pressure on ourselves to achieve. We’ll talk about growing up, entering the workforce and the challenges imposters face in their careers.

And if you’re not an imposter, that’s okay too, because we’ll also talk about ways to create environments that encourage everyone to contribute and take risks. The causes of these feelings are complex and widespread, and there is no simple way to get rid of them. But we can take steps to help everyone become more comfortable with what they don’t know so we don’t leave the smartest people in the room behind.


Ashley Kolodziej

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UX & Product Design Lead, Boston University

Ashley Kolodziej is the UX & Product Design Lead at Boston University and spends most of her day investigating ways to make theme development, content management and customization within the Boston University WordPress environment easier for both developers and end users. She guides the addition of new features and functionality to Boston University's custom theme framework and regularly contributes to the design and front-end development of university-wide user interfaces. Ashley is a big believer in education, documentation and her two pet bunnies, Nellie and Peppermint Patty.


  • General Lecture Session: I do(n’t) belong here

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