Women in Localization


WLPNW: Imposter Syndrome: Identify it and learn ways to deal with it

October 27 @ 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is hosting a guest speaker to discuss the so-called imposter syndrome in localization and how to fight it

Imposter Syndrome: Identify it and learn ways to deal with it

"Why am I here?" "What can I possibly contribute?" "Am I good enough?" “Am I as smart as my colleagues?” “Does my work here matter? ” If you ever asked yourself these or similar questions, if you ever checked your work 10+ times in a couple of hours and still didn't feel like it's enough, if you ever questioned the quality of your translation for no apparent reason – you know what we are talking about: It is commonly referred to as Imposter Syndrome.

Imposter syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity and incompetence despite evidence that you are skilled and successful. The term was first coined by the clinical psychologists in the 1970s, based on the observations of the many high-achieving women who tended to believe they were inadequate or not competent despite academic and professional accomplishments.

Though not an official diagnosis, research is beginning to show that Imposter Syndrome, or Imposter Phenomenon, can be harmful for one's career and one's health, it could lead to anxiety, depression and self-sabotage.

Chances are that at any given point in your career you may have experienced Imposter Syndrome.

Don’t miss our in-depth discussion with Ritsu Itoi, during which we will attempt to reframe and discuss how we can cope better with it. Ritsu is a psychotherapist who works with clients with various emotional, life, and professional difficulties. She worked and developed a successful career in the localization industry for many years.

Join us on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM PDT.

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The event is open to everyone but the recording will only be available to Women in Localization members.

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