Imposter Syndrome & Inclusion Part 1

With all the talk about Imposter Syndrome

what would you say if I told you that there are a people who should feel like imposters in the workplace

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about why we should expect people to feel like imposters on the path to creating an inclusive workplace

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • The 3 key elements of Imposter Syndrome
  • The 4 behaviours associated with Imposter Syndrome
  • Why Imposters live among us and much more

Imposter Syndrome is rooted in clinical psychology  

“the authors of this paper were clinical psychologists and the last part of the paper was talking about psychotherapy and using several therapeutic approaches concurrently”

Imposter syndrome was conceived about the experiences of a specific group of women

“the term impostor phenomenon is used to designate an internal experience of intellectual phonies which appears to be particularly prevalent and intense among a select sample of high achieving women”

Not all so called Imposters are created equal

“It seems to me that there are  imposters in the workplace; some of them are entitled to feel like imposters”


The Imposter Phenomenon in High Achieving Women: Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention

The Platitude Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

The Elements of Inclusion #4