Funny, you don’t look like a…Too often this phrase has been used to marginalize women and people of color in a variety of professions, leading to widespread Imposter Syndrome. How can organizations support diverse leaders to overcome these feelings?
— By Lisa Trumbull
For women in fields traditionally dominated by men, or for people of color achieving in professions where they have been historically underrepresented, Imposter Syndrome is a real and serious phenomenon.
These feelings are described by the Harvard Business Review as perceptions of “inadequacy that persist despite evident success.” Imposter Syndrome keeps top achievers from fully realiz....