It’s easy to get lost and doubt yourself as you navigate the early stages of your career, senior female UX designers help inspire and remind younger designers of what’s possible and, that there is no there. When you’re just starting out, you’re hungry for knowledge and self-growth. You’re chasing the time when you’ll finally feel like you made it in your career. But, as you mature and grow both personally and professionally you realize that there is no there. Those feelings of doubt and uncertainly never go away. The idea of imposter syndrome doesn’t magically leave when you get more experience. We’re all trying to figure it out, just like everyone else. The difference? Senior female UX designers likely have more confidence in themselves and their skills — and I think that confidence is what’s like a magnet for younger practitioners and helps inspire them to keep going.
Founder of the UX Notebook