Women in STEM: A discussion on inclusion and the imposter syndrome




Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30

Staff and students in the School of Engineering are invited to join this online discussion focusing on inclusion and the impostor syndrome as experienced by women in STEM at the University of Edinburgh. The discussion will focus on some of the following questions:

  • Much has been studied and written over the past 50 years about diversity, access, and equity in STEM, but how much has changed? Where are there time-tested examples of successful interventions in higher education that have increased the participation and success of women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities in STEM?
  • How do we ensure that there is a clear career path for women who work flexibly or part-time with recognition and reward based on quality of work and not length of day worked/ family responsibilities?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you doubted yourself or your achievements/progress due to the imposter syndrome?
  • Do you have beliefs about your own success that might be holding you back? 

This talk is organised by MSc students Maty Tall and Katherine Frangos with the support of the Molly Fergusson Initiative, which works to promote the visibility and community of people who identify as women in the School of Engineering.

Please read the attached pre-read document in preparation.

Follow this link to join the discussion on Teams.