Whether you’re moving to a new city, shifting from private practice to in-house, or it’s your first experience in the world of legal all together, it’ll likely take some adjusting. Often, a new environment or new responsibilities can leave you feeling out of your depth. This persistent inability to believe that your success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved thanks to your own efforts, is called imposter syndrome. It’s something that many if not most people will experience in their lifetime, and learning to manage and respond to this feeling in a healthy way, is critical to ensure that you can continue to thrive. One person who is no stranger to imposter syndrome is Sara Fukuhara. Sara is now Associate Corporate Counsel at fast-paced startup, Glowforge. And after opening up about her imposter syndrome on LinkedIn, she experienced an overwhelming response from others who could relate. In this episode, Sara walks us through her experience and how she’s learning to thrive in spite of her imposter syndrome.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Sara has started her legal career as an in-house attorney at a fast-paced start-up, Glowforge, focusing on data privacy, commercial transactions, employment law, and intellectual property. She has helped create the legal processes that govern the essential functions of the company.