Creating a Stronger Community by Poisoning Your Own Well

Abstract: The technology industry has been rapidly growing for some time and as the industry grew t/here has become a shift in our mind set as we could no longer fill all the roles that were needed. With this came a push to diversify, to bring in new blood and new ideas and in the process of doing so we began to develop a community. Recently the topic of conversation has turned to Imposter syndrome, a feeling of inadequacy that persist despite proof of the contrary, and the solution is being placed on the shoulders of the individual alone. However we are not addressing the whole issue, or even acknowledging that these feelings may be caused by a toxic part of our culture that leads us to break down those we claim to want to build up.