How female founders can recognise and tackle imposter syndrome


Lizzy Hodcroft, co-founder of myndr, on why women may not value themselves highly enough and what to do about it.

Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you don’t deserve to be where you are and lack the skills and experience to succeed. It can be experienced by anyone at any stage of their career but is something that often undermines the success or confidence of women in business.

Lizzy Hodcroft has faced many mental health challenges on her journey as an entrepreneur. Now, as co-founder of myndr, she helps others improve their wellbeing. Here she explains more about imposter syndrome, how it can affect female founders and what they and the wider startup community can do about it.




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