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    • FEMGINEER FORUM: OVERCOMING INSECURITIES TO INNOVATEPoornima VijayashankerMediumJune 10, 2013poornima@femgineer.com@poornima1
    • INTRODUCTION• Duke University - ECE & CS• R&D Engineer @ Synopsys• Founding Engineer @ Mint• Founder of BizeeBee• Founder of Femgineer2
    • FEMGINEER FORUM: OVERCOMING INSECURITIES TO INNOVATEINSPIRATION FOR FEMGINEER FORUM.3
    • FEMGINEER FORUM: OVERCOMING INSECURITIES TO INNOVATEFORMAT4
    • AGENDA• Imposter Syndrome• Staying Confident• Taking Risks• Finding Support & Mentorship5
    • What does it take to innovate?6
    • Idea!ResourcesSupportTeamRiskPerseverance7
    • Who do we consider innovative?8
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    • We have a lot more freedom!12
    • We have a lot more resources!13
    • So what is holding us back?14
    • IMPOSTER SYNDROME.15
    • We are partially...16
    • Comparison17
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    • Environment19
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    • But I know that’s not enough...21
    • Fear.22
    • Ridicule.23
    • Risks.24
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    • Support.26
    • FEMGINEER FORUM: OVERCOMING INSECURITIES TO INNOVATE...and many many more!27
    • NEXT FORUM:STAYING TECHNICALThoughtWorksJuly 24, 201328
    • GROUP MENTORINGFEMGINEER FRIENDSVisit femgineer.com/mentoring29
    • KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDADELIVERABLEEXERCISEGet comfortablespeaking up with ideayou have.Identify people in yournetwork as potentialmentors.30 minutes Get into the group you were assigned,then proceed to work through thefollowing exercise.1. What was a recent idea you had?2. Describe it to the group.3. Have you pitched this idea?4. If you didn’t pitch the idea why not?5. Identify what is holding you back frompitching it.6. What do you need to make it happen?7. Identify who you might be able to pitchthis to initially for feedback.Short presentation30