How to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Recorded in August 2020

Gill Corkindale defines Imposter Syndrome as “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.”

Imposter syndrome is also ongoing. We have to combat this thinking several times and in various ways throughout our careers.

While feelings of imposterism are very common, what is less common is specific guidance for how to overcome these feelings, especially in pursuit of new or (seemingly) audacious goals…like considering or pursuing a run for office.

Following a presentation by She Should Run’s Political Pipeline Director, Jarinete Santos, our guest speaker, City Councilmember Rosemary Ketchum, shared her personal experience of managing imposter syndrome while running for office.

Webinar viewers gained:

  • An understanding of what imposter syndrome is and the ability to recognize when you are experiencing it
  • Simple techniques to help work through feelings of imposter syndrome
  • A new outlook toward personal goals that currently seem out of reach or overwhelming

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