A 1985 definition of Imposter syndrome describes it as an “internal experience of intellectual phoniness” (…) in individuals who are highly successful but unable to internalize their success” Imposter syndrome is unbelievably widespread. 
While it is a phenomenon that seems to be gender neutral in its prevalence, the way it hits is clearly more intense with women. Indeed, it meets a fertile ground of social, cultural and internalized norms and expectations in women’s lived reality. What is interesting though, is how we think about it, identify with it or not and ultimately reframe it. In a way, the idea is not to fight imposter syndrome (that is just exhausting), it is to question it, to reframe it and to back yourself up with data. “When in doubt, act.” (The Confidence Code) 

This talk approaches Imposter syndrome with a clear bias toward understanding, action and self-compassion. 

Participants can expect tangible outcomes that will shape their leadership journey. They will gain a deep understanding of the roots and triggers of imposter syndrome, recognizing its influence on their self-perception. Armed with this knowledge, they will learn practical strategies to challenge negative thought patterns and replace them with self-affirming beliefs.
Participants will walk away with heightened self-awareness and a newfound sense of empowerment. The talk will equip them with tools to back themselves up with evidence, fostering confidence in their abilities as leaders.