Don't Just Lean in, SPEAK UP | Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in Tech

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Don't Just Lean in, SPEAK UP | Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in Tech

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

In 2015-2016 we have seen a rise of organizations dedicated to increasing the number of Women in STEM. We are seeing progress, but there are a handful of factors that can impact a women's success in the space.

The truth is, Women who enter the computer science field following graduation leave it at an alarming rate of 56% within the first decade of their career. “Women with STEM higher education degrees are twice as likely to leave a scientific or engineering job as men with comparable STEM degrees.” This figure is not only attributed to lower pay compared to that of male colleagues, but a work culture that has been described as hostile to women.

At this event, General Assembly + ChickTech are coming together to tackle Imposter Syndrome, which is a persistent fear that can alter a person's perceptions of themselves and the quality of their work. Imposter syndrome is a common symptom of this hostile culture women often face in STEM. For some it is a lingering feeling of anxiety, for others it can be debilitating.

Learn to recognize the symptoms and pick up a few tips to help combat imposter syndrome as you break into tech.

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