I do(n’t) belong here
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.