Episode 64: Imposter Syndrome

If you’ve ever downplayed your success at work, felt like you didn’t belong, or attributed your career wins to luck, you’ve likely experienced Imposter Syndrome. Stats show that 70 per cent of us have experienced its wily grip at some stage of our careers. In this fast-paced solo episode I share three key things that might be causing imposter syndrome in your life. We’ll also explore what might be GOOD about it, and what three-step technique you can try when you’re feeling it. I’m also curious if the term itself is outdated (it originated in the 1970s). Oh, you’re wondering about the banana. You’ll hear how a banana kicked off a shame cycle for me. True story.




Mandy’s imposter syndrome QUIZ.

How the Queen would eat a banana.

YouGov stats on Brits and imposter syndrome.

Stats 70 per cent have felt imposter syndrome.

KPMG research.

Emma Reed Turrell on podcast (refers to Visibility, Novelty, Minority).

Stylist article with MIT prof quotes.

HBR article: Stop telling women they have imposter syndrome.