In recognition of World Mental Health Day, I want to shed light on Imposter Syndrome. Throughout my participation in various committees, online courses, and even PTC’s DEI meetings, Imposter Syndrome (Phenomena) has been framed as an “underrepresented in college issue.” The underrepresented may be affected in greater numbers, but imposter syndrome is real across all demographics. It is defined as an internalized fear of being a fraud. When people have earned recognition for their skills, talents, and accomplishments yet deep inside question whether they are deserving of the recognition, or are afraid of being exposed as a fraud, they may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome.
Watch a TED talk from Elizabeth Cox titled “What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it?”
Faculty – School of Information Systems & Technology, DEI Taskforce Co-Chair