Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Why Capable People Suffer From Impostor Syndrome & How to Thrive In Spite Of It


webinar2Are you secretly waiting for the “no-talent police” to come and arrest you? You’re not alone.

Millions of people around the world from executives to PhDs to a-list celebrities secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome and it hurts both individuals – and the bottom line.

In this lively and informative session you’ll discover:

  • Why the impostor syndrome is not “just low self-esteem”
  • Creative ways “impostors” discount or minimize their success
  • Perfectly good reasons why smart people feel like frauds
  • How your personal Competence Type may be setting you (or your employees) up to fall short
  • Procrastination, holding back and other unconscious coping strategies “impostors” use to avoid being found out
  • The cost of the impostor syndrome to organizations
  • Why women are both more susceptible to and held back by impostor feelings

You’re invited!
Join us to learn practical strategies for interrupting impostor syndrome and ending needless self-doubt that you can start using immediately to help yourself and your employees.

Why Capable People Suffer From Impostor Syndrome & How to Thrive In Spite Of It

Valerie Young
With Dr. Valerie Young, an internationally known speaker and the author of the award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.
When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Free

Register now!

About Smith College Executive Education

Smith's signature all-female learning environment ignites the power of women and provides an exceptional networking forum where participants share insights and perspectives with a cohort of talented and high-powered peers.
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