Speaking with Women

Ep. 11 Should we stop "telling" women they have imposter syndrome?

May 21, 2021
Speaking with Women
Ep. 11 Should we stop "telling" women they have imposter syndrome?
Show Notes

In this week’s episode of Speaking with Women, I “chat” about the Harvard Business Review article titled “Stop telling women they have imposter syndrome”

Its core thesis is that women have been wrongly “diagnosed” with imposter syndrome, but that the real issue is toxic workplaces that have not been designed for women to succeed. 

You can’t disagree with that statement, can you? 

Well, I did. Initially. 

My thinking has evolved, and in this episode, what I want to contribute to the conversation is that pinpointing systemic bias and failures of the workplace as the causes of imposter syndrome in women, women of colour and other marginalize folks, is not useful in and of itself. There needs to be another dimension added. 

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