Study: 75 percent of women executives have experienced imposter syndrome

A new survey also found that women executives believe imposter syndrome to be common among women in corporate America.

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  • A new survey found that three-fourths of women executives have experienced imposter syndrome and believe they put more pressure on themselves to succeed than men.
  • Imposter syndrome was first identified in highly successful women in 1978.
  • Imposter syndrome is a widespread phenomenon, but there are ways to ease the agony.
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    Glassdoor lists the highest-rated CEOs during COVID

    If you want flexibility, transparency, and decent health policies, it seems like working in tech pays off.

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    • The website Glassdoor has released their rankings of the top CEOs and companies to work for during the pandemic.
    • The rankings were based on a study of reviews placed on their website by employees which mentioned COVID or CEO performance.
    • The study isn't quite definitive, but offers an insight into what employees want during times of crisis.
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    4 ways women can become strong, confident leaders—without acting like men

    Big Think co-founder and CEO Victoria Brown breaks down the process of transitioning from founder to boss in her new book, Digital Goddess.

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    • In her forthcoming book, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur, Big Think's founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, discusses the challenges of transitioning from founder to boss.
    • Part of the problem is that women may think they need to act like men in order to be successful.
    • Brown offers four pieces of solid advice to not only survive but thrive on the way to becoming a CEO.
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    The entrepreneur's guide to success: Follow these tips

    Starting and running a business takes more than a good idea and the desire to not have a boss.

    • Anyone can start a business and be an entrepreneur, but the reality is that most businesses will fail. Building something successful from the ground up takes hard work, passion, intelligence, and a network of people who are equally as smart and passionate as you are. It also requires the ability to accept and learn from your failures.
    • In this video, entrepreneurs in various industries including 3D printing, fashion, hygiene, capital investments, aerospace, and biotechnology share what they've learned over the years about relationships, setting and attaining goals, growth, and what happens when things don't go according to plan.
    • "People who start businesses for the exit, most of them will fail because there's just no true passion behind it," says Miki Agrawal, co-founder of THINX and TUSHY. A key point of Agrawal's advice is that if you can't see yourself in something for 10 years, you shouldn't do it.

    Unfiltered lessons of a female entrepreneur

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author Charles Duhigg as he interviews Victoria Montgomery Brown, co-founder and CEO of Big Think.

    Women today are founding more businesses than ever. In 2018, they made up 40% of new entrepreneurs, yet in that same year, they received just 2.2% of all venture capital investment. The playing field is off-balance. So what can women do?

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