It’s such a good question, and I especially appreciate that you’re highlighting that those from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM aware going to have a different take on this. I have been working in STEM (first as an engineer and now as an engineering manager) for about two and a half years, and I feel that I need to prove my worth every day. In my experience, that drive can become consuming and has never made my life better or made me a better engineer. There are always going to be people who have strengths that I don’t have and I can’t set myself up to try to beat all of those people. I try to turn my drive to prove my worth into just being there best engineer/manager I can be on a daily basis. That means I try to make choices that are best for the business, I work hard, and I seek feedback from my peers and my managers regularly and I adjust my behavior accordingly. I make sure I’m important to the business because ultimately that’s what matters. I try not to compare myself to others, but I compare me to past me and measure my progress that way.