Capgeminis Nikki Staerck discusses female confidence

Capgemini's Nikki Staerck discusses female confidence

 September 14, 2022

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Women at Capgemini are well-regarded thought-leaders who are often invited to share their knowledge and experiences in public forums.

Capgemini Vice President, Nikki Staerck, is part of a Defence Women's Network panel discussion hosted by the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Discussing confidence and imposter syndrome 

Alongside Digital Head Operational Service Management, Lucy Murray Brown; Ascent Flight Training HR Business Partner, Chloe Boardman; and Defence Digital Commercial Head Software, Dina Kakaras, Nikki discussed the question: What's wrong with being confident?

Recent research suggests that the widely held idea that women are less confident in their abilities than men is an incorrect interpretation of appearances. This alleged lack of confidence has been cited as one of the contributors to inequity in promotions and the poor representation of women at the top levels of corporate leadership.

However, the problem isn’t that women aren’t confident but that confidence in women is not rewarded in the work world and that can create the imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.

Nikki and her fellow panellists addressed: How can women overcome this? How can an organization help?

A highly experienced leader 

Nikki is a highly experienced executive with over 30 years of experience leading and delivering digital and infrastructure solutions in government, telecommunications, logistics and utilities.

Nikki is passionate about driving success for clients' business through large complex programs.

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