Katharina Borchert

Katharina Borchert

Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla

“Learn to distinguish between humility and your imposter syndrome. Humility allows you to grow, be a much better leader, and build truly inclusive teams. Listening to imposter syndrome holds you back; makes you play it too safe.”

“It sounds trite but I really believe that failures, as painful as they often are, provide you with great learning opportunities. I have certainly learned more from my failures than my successes because failure forces you to reflect more than success does. And I appreciate the approach Silicon Valley takes: You are encouraged to embrace failure, learn from it, and ideally share your learning more broadly. One thing we are currently experimenting with on my team is a regular Friday meeting where people come together to share how they have failed either professionally or personally in the past week. This has led to remarkably open and vulnerable conversations that I really value and have learned a lot from.”

Refinery29, Photo via MIT

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Wendy Wen

Wendy Wen

Coral Chung

Coral Chung