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"The Impostor Syndrome" by Valerie Young <Live Webinar>

Event Type
Professional Development
PPG Industries and the UIUC Department of Chemistry, Graduate Diversity Office
1024 Chemistry Annex Auditorium (1024 CA)
May 4, 2017   10:00 - 11:30 am  
Valerie Young
RSVP by May 1
Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office
Originating Calendar
Graduate Diversity

Do You Secretly Worry You’re Not as Smart as Everyone “Thinks” You Are?

  • Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error?
  • Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can”?
  • Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Are you crushed by even constructive criticism?
  • When you do succeed, do you secretly think you fooled them again?


Join us for a Live Webinar by Valerie Young: "How to Feel as Bright and Capable  as They 'Think' You Are: Why Capable People Suffer From  The Impostor Syndrome and  How to Thrive in Spite of It" 


Dr. Valerie Young is 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 (Crown/Random House) now available in five languages.


Valerie has addressed faculty and students at over 80 colleges and universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and many more. 


She’s also addressed such highly diverse audiences as Apple, Procter & Gamble, BP, Chrysler, Intel, IBM, Facebook, Boeing, Merck, McDonalds (Europe), Motley Fool, Society of Women Engineers, Association of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Women in Radio and Television and Women in Trucking. 


Her career advice has been cited in popular and business media and publications around the world including the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today Weekend, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger’s, Inc., O magazine, Science, The Globe & Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Independent, and many more.


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