iSchool Capstone

Phenomenality: Helping Gender Minorities Mitigate Imposter Phenomenon in the Workplace

Project tags:

data science & visualization

equity & inclusion

knowledge organization

Gender minorities entering the technology field experience imposter phenomenon (IP) at a disproportionate rate as compared to their male counterparts. Phenomenality aims to mitigate the effects of perceived inadequacy by encouraging users to reflect on and celebrate their daily accomplishments in a journal-like manner. Through consistent, affirmative self-talk, a Likert scale quiz, and personalized IP alleviation strategies, Phenomenality provides gender minorities with the resources to optimize their potential, boost their confidence, and ultimately flourish in their professional environments.

Project participants:

Elise Adams


Zach Grande


Rachel Kinkley


Tiffany Tse


Valerie Tse