7Factor Software Partners with Women Who Code to Tackle Imposter Syndrome

An online panel of women in technology sparked quality conversations about imposter syndrome.

Being a woman is not easy. Being a woman in the male-dominated technology field is even more challenging. Fighting for the courage to speak your mind, asking for permission to do tasks, being afraid to tackle a project, and feeling like you don’t deserve your position are all common thoughts of women in tech. In years past, silently suffering and feeling lost was the only solution to these emotions. Now, it has a name: imposter syndrome.

As described by Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey in their article “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome” imposter syndrome is “doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud”. While all people can experience imposter syndrome, the vast majority of those who speak of their experiences with imposter syndrome are women. Too often, the burden of overcoming imposter syndrome is placed on the victim when proper procedures in the workplace could greatly decrease these occurrences.

To raise awareness and create a safe space, 7Factor Software partnered with our good friends at Women Who Code to discuss personal experiences with imposter syndrome. We gathered a group of strong, accomplished women with a variety of backgrounds and career paths to expound on how they dealt with and overcame imposter syndrome. Most importantly, they offered their hopes for the future.

Watch the event here:

Big thanks to our moderator, Beth Laing at Women Who Code, and our amazing panelists Marisa McCabe at Aveanna Healthcare, Monique Weeks at PT Solutions, Nazeera Dawood at Vendorship, and Crystal Panter at 7Factor Software.