People often ask me how I got over imposter syndrome but the truth is, I still doubt myself all the time even when I’m surrounded by people with total confidence in my abilities!
While I definitely spent years around classmates, peers, and even professors who were unsupportive, I kept working and moving forward as an engineer. Although I am so proud of my accomplishments and eager to continue learning, I still have times where I wonder if I actually have any idea what I’m doing (even though I know that I do, if that makes sense?).
All of this is to say, you’re awesome. You’re doing great and I believe in you. If you ever need a hype man, I’m here. If you ever need a reminder that you can do it, check out the highlights and features of all the amazing scientists I’ve met this year.
I started Womengoneered to deal with my own imposter syndrome during undergrad and I am so happy that it has become a welcoming space where women in STEM can find support and a community.
How do you deal with imposter syndrome?