International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Month
In 2021 Lisa Co-Founded International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Month with Nat Schooler and Kim Adele.
Opening up the Conversation Around Imposter Syndrome and Providing Resources to Manage it
It is estimated that 70% of all employees experience some degree of imposter syndrome at work, and this figure is increasing. Imposter Syndrome is referring to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. It can be debilitating and affect the mental health of those who suffer from it greatly.
The aim of “International Impostor Syndrome Awareness Month” is to highlight imposter syndrome, how it affects people and to provide help and resources for those who are suffering from it.
IISAM or International Imposter/Impostor Awareness Month was launched on April 13th 2021 by Lisa Ventura, Nat Schooler and Kim-Adele in response to the rising number of people impacted by Imposter/Impostor Syndrome, to empower people to learn more about the phenomenon and to provide free resources and support.
It was so successful that is now an annual event spanning over a whole month in April, raising awareness and providing support to help people overcome their inner critic.