How Women Overcome Impostor Syndrome – Economics

Has a nasty voice whispered in your ear that there is nothing you can do and that you will be exposed soon? You’re not alone. Impostor syndrome particularly sabotages women. These six explain how they got over it.

Review by Kathrin Werner and Helena Ott

Why is it actually like this: on boards of directors, in talk shows, in parliaments – there are men everywhere who speak loudly but have little to say. Of course, there are also women who speak out. But all too often, expert women, bosses, politicians, scientists, thinkers and implementers are less visible than their male counterparts. Behind this lie social structures that have been shaped for thousands of years: the patriarchy. And these in turn often set rules and values ‚Äč‚Äčthat are taught in childhood.

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