Imposter syndrome and pockets
This week, I gathered articles that made me see this phenomenon from a different perspective. Time to reframe. And pockets. Women need pockets.
Stop telling women they have imposter syndrome
The answer to overcoming imposter syndrome is not to fix individuals but to create an environment that fosters a variety of leadership styles and in which diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities are seen as just as professional as the current model, […] “Eurocentric, masculine, and heteronormative.”
— Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey
🔗 Read the article (on Harvard Business Review)
Uncovering the harsh truth about “imposter syndrome”
Here’s the hardcore truth. There isn’t any such thing as imposter syndrome (though there is self-doubt, fear of failure, and a host of other related emotions, scenarios, and states).
— Darren Hood
🔗 Read the article (on Medium)
The confidence gap
Do men doubt themselves sometimes? Of course. But they don’t let their doubts stop them as often as women do.
— Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
🔗 Read the article (on The Atlantic)
A pioneer of digital design looks back on a defining era
Loretta Staples, a UI designer in the Eighties and Nineties, had a front-row seat to the rise of personal computing.
Men, especially ones named Steve and Bill, get a lot of credit for heralding this modern era of information technology. But behind the scenes, at tech and design firms around the world, the look and feel of those screens was defined by lesser-known graphic designers — people who created the windows, dialogue boxes and icons taken largely for granted these days.
🔗 Read the article (on The New York Times)
The women like pockets
During a Swedish lesson on Duolingo, a phrase made me smile. Yes, women do like pockets, while the mainstream fashion brands historically don’t provide them.
Why is that? Caroline Criado Perez writes very often about this problem, and names brands that design with the women’s real needs in mind.
🔗 Read the newsletter (on Revue)
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