Session: You're Not an Imposter, You're an Outlier in Tech
A call to action to women feeling like an imposter inside their company and the tech industry. Your unique, non-conforming point of view is why you got into tech and why you should stay in the field.
It's time to stop thinking of yourself as an imposter and start thinking of yourself as an outlier. No matter what your background or professional experience, there is a place for you in technology. You are on the brink of something great. You’re better than average and that’s what makes you an outlier.
- What to do when you feel like a complete impostor in tech
- 5 differences between being an impostor and being an outlier in tech
Marie Roker-Jones is the co-Ceo of Essteem. Essteem organizes Equalithons (hackathons for equality), first-of-its-kind, virtual DEI events that connect tech companies that uphold diversity and inclusion commitments to underrepresented tech talent who want to work for those companies.
She is a social impact startup founder with over ten years of experience in leading gender and racial diversity strategies as the founder of Raising Great Men and senior editor for The Good Men Project.
Marie also has workforce and career development experience creating workforce re-entry programs for underrepresented communities. She has helped tech companies and startups create inclusive and impactful work cultures through Veteran and military spouse hiring initiatives.
Marie was the lead for The Charter for Compassion's Compassionate NYC and facilitated dialogue on privilege fragility, designing for inclusion, and debiasing through #CompassionConvos.