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What’s your biggest insecurity when it comes to your career?

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What’s your biggest insecurity when it comes to your career?

Q: What’s your biggest insecurity when it comes to your career?

A: Like far too many women my greatest insecurity is that one day I will discover – as will others – that I don’t really know what I am doing. It’s famously referred to as Imposter Syndrome and apparently is a disease primarily affecting the female gender. And curiously the most experienced and qualified of our gender are also prone to waking up in the middle of the night in a panic attack caused by such irrational thought. I have listened to speeches from countless female directors and CEOs who have shared this as their biggest insecurity regarding their career.

We need to work hard to fight away this ridiculous fear because it is also a large contributor of far too many women holding themselves back or talking themselves out of opportunities to propel their careers forward that may be out of their comfort zone.

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Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.