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Continuing the Conversation - Impostor Syndrome
What is Impostor Syndrome?
The Merriam-Webster website defines impostor syndrome as “a false and sometimes crippling belief that one's successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill.”

I know that this is something I have dealt with for my entire life, and I am fairly certain others deal with it too.  Part of what helps me to build confidence and tackle the feeling of fraud is exactly that thought.  I am not alone in this, and neither are you.  We are graduate students here to learn, and to better ourselves for one reason or another.  If you were not high achieving, determined, and successful people, you would not be putting yourself through the stress of earning another degree. 

One of our goals this year is to continue the conversation in a more interactive manner and ask that you follow us on LinkedIn and participate.  You will be seeing a post on our page shortly, and we would love to hear your thoughts.  Have you experienced Impostor Syndrome?  How do you deal with it?
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Upcoming Events
As the fall semester quickly approaches, we wanted to let you know that we will be holding Fall Semester Elections.  Join us at BGWN and gain leadership experience, enjoy the comradery and have fun!  We will be looking for an EVP, EVP of Finance, EVP of Marketing, EVP of Mentorship and a VP of Communications.  More to come on the expectations for every role in an upcoming President’s Letter.
 
BGWN Member Highlight
This month we would like to recognize our former EVP, Maya Daou.  Our VP of Community Outreach, Natasha Pieper, sat down with Maya and asked how she is doing as she prepares for her last semester at Bauer.  Maya is a returning alum and like many of us chose Bauer because of the high-quality education, superb faculty, and the access to the Houston business community that it provides.  After she graduates, she will use her MBA to move into a leadership position in the technology industry.  Maya has a strong network of support through her family, and will no doubt go on to do great things.  BGWN thanks you for all of your efforts as the EVP and wishes you an amazing last semester!
 
Misc Info
Here are some articles related to Impostor Syndrome that you may find helpful!
  1. https://impostorsyndrome.com/10-steps-overcome-impostor/
  2. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-impostor-syndrome/
  3. http://www.withakwriting.com/impostor-syndrome/
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