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Impostor syndrome is a relatively new concept, first coined in 1978 in a medical journal.
In an article called “The Impostor Phenomenon in High Achieving Women: Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention,” authors Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Ament Imes highlighted that “despite outstanding academic and professional accomplishments, women who experience the impostor phenomenon persist in believing that they are really not bright and have fooled anyone who thinks otherwise.”
Phuong Phillips is chief legal officer for Zynga, having previously been the lead M&A attorney for Tesla and worked on the IPOs for Google and Netflix. But despite a very successful career,