Impostor Syndrome - It’s not just you!

Feb 15th, 2019

Just 5% of all technical roles in the UK are held by women and it’s not because they don’t have the skills, but it is because the right support network isn’t in place to grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Many moons ago I became a female leader in the tech industry and met all the challenges I hear so often head-on:

"how do I be more confident in my skills and experience in an all-male environment",

"how do I effectively communicate to my team, to get the results",

"how do I become an expert in my field and demonstrate my potential",

"how do I get practical tools and advice to use in my role"

And the biggest one, "I'm having confidence issues at work, how do I get rid of the self-doubt?"

Impostor Syndrome affects most of us at some point in our careers, that feeling that we are not enough, that we don’t deserve to be where we are and that need to explain away or diminish what we have achieved. As a female leader in technology I asked the same questions and became frustrated at the lack of support in these areas where I was so keen to grow and develop - there was no route to do so.

Our programme

This is why our programme Tech Future Female Leaders was born to provide women in technology who want to develop, the opportunity to face and address these challenges, to answer the questions that are asked time and time again and to change the narrative for women in an industry which is still so heavily male-dominated, to not feel like the token woman or that you’re simply there to make up the numbers and to ensure that women are confident to say ‘ I was the right person for the job’ ‘ I have the most knowledge’ ‘ I deserve to be here.

Let's make that change together

Just 5% of all technical roles in the UK are held by women and it’s not because they don’t have the skills, but it is because the right support network isn’t in place to grow the leaders of tomorrow. If you’re a business committed to developing tech leaders or an individual looking to expand your leadership skills, knowledge and confidence then let’s talk about making that change together.

Tech Future Female Leaders Cohort 2 kicks off on March For more information please contact Beckie Taylor hello@techreturners.com