【S】”Yes, I believe I AM good!”

Hi Nora,

As I’ve mentioned to you a few times already, I recently finished the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg- and I highly recommend it! I was going to write a post about the book as a whole, but today, I had an interesting conversation with mom about one of the chapters, and I thought I’d share part of our conversation with you, dad, and our readers.

In this chapter, Sheryl mentioned that many women lack confidence- so that when they finally get the job they want, they feel guilty. They feel like they are “so lucky to get a job” and that “sooner or later, people will find out that they are really not that good”. They feel like they’ve “lied” to their employers about their capability, and are worried that people will realize this soon. Sheryl said she was nodding her head again and again when she heard this in a speech, and realized that she wasn’t the only one that has felt this way. The interesting thing is, this feeling applies to many women (and men)- even the ones that are extremely smart and successful.

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【S】NAAAP-UW/ASC- “How I got to Where I am Today” Panel

As part of NAAAP-UW, I helped putting on a panel event together with other officers and ASC (Asian Student Commission) on Wednesday. It was a great turnout, and I really enjoyed meeting and listening to our professional panelists! All of them were super friendly and helpful.

I’d like to share some of my takeaways here- It’s just my personal notes so please don’t expect a perfect write-up…but if you couldn’t make to the event, or didn’t get a chance to take notes during the event, I hope this is helpful to you. 🙂 And of course, if the notes is unclear to you, feel free to ask me questions!
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