Excellent article Emilia! It puts into words so well the feelings and struggles I experienced during my first few months of my career.
Self doubt and fear paralyzed me the first couple of weeks. Sitting in cross functional meetings with people with eons of experience wasn’t great affirmation either. But 2 months into my role, I got a new boss who knew absolutely nothing about my projects. I went from being the least experienced to the most experienced- which meant I was the key decision maker.
I quickly realized the solution to my paralyzingly self doubt was self-empowerment: believing I was able and well qualified to be a voice.
I love that your article echoes empowerment. I’ll be sharing for sure!