What I Learned from Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome or “imposter phenomenon” was first described in a research paper in 1978, but I can recall the term really rising to prominence when it was attached to Sheryl Sandberg’s name in her book, “Lean In”.

What had always been “lack of self-confidence” to me, finally had a name (and a description) that completely captured the way I’d felt for almost my entire career.