Snap Out of It: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Leveraging Your Value Proposition
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Have you ever felt like a fraud at your school or job, despite your accomplishments? Success should build confidence, not shake it, but it can be an ongoing struggle for many women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. In fact, most of your peers have likely experienced self-doubt – feeling like an impostor – at some point in their education and careers. Research shows that nearly 70% of people have experienced “impostor syndrome,” a psychological phenomenon in which individuals doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a fraud. Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis developed strategies to shatter impostor syndrome through research, coaching and her experience working with graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University. In this workshop, participants will learn how to customize actionable strategies to overcome impostor syndrome and then craft and leverage their personal value proposition as part of a successful career strategy.
Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute