Jan. 25, 2021

Phyllis Njoroge: Discussing Impostor Syndrome & How to Grow Past It


Phyllis is a product manager at Redfin who frequently posts about product management, impostor syndrome, and networking on LinkedIn. She is also a FGLI and WOC mentor and wants to make an impact on the world by helping others doubt their limitations as opposed to themselves.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phyllis-njoroge/

Medium: https://phyllisnjoroge.medium.com/

Chapter Markers/Timestamps:

  • 00:00 - Introduction - Phyllis Njoroge
  • 02:26 - Creating content on LinkedIn and how all social media is similar
  • 07:06 - Dealing with impostor syndrome
  • 12:20 - Social media and the vertical expansion of reference groups
  • 19:20 - The "fake it till you make it" mentality
  • 23:50 - Phyllis's growth mindset and self-belief
  • 28:20 - Mental challenges and getting out of your own way
  • 31:20 - Changes during COVID-19 
  • 35:42 - Main priorities in 2021

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