Impostor Syndrome has gained renewed attention in recent years with thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg speaking about her struggle with the condition, but Impostor Syndrome is not a new concept.

First introduced in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes, Impostor Syndrome speaks to the inability for individuals to internalize their accomplishments. It’s estimated that as many as 70% of people suffer from Impostor Syndrome. Regardless of the amount of success they’ve achieved, those with Impostor Syndrome remain unconvinced that their success is anything other than luck or even, the result of deceiving others.

Impostor Syndrome is especially prevalent among high achievers. In fact, famous people throughout history have been quoted discussing how they feel like impostors:

“I have written 11 books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” Maya Angelou has famously said.

“I am not a writer. I’ve been fooling myself and other people,” John Steinbeck wrote in his diary in 1938.

“I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing,” echoed actress Jodie Foster in 2007

On Wednesday, 25th of May in partnership with WeAreTheCity, Huddle will host an interactive evening aimed at conquering Impostor Syndrome.

Introduced by Executive and Board-level coach, Deena Gornick, and featuring a panel of business leaders, attendees will learn how to increase confidence and better celebrate their success. Guests will leave feeling empowered and able to properly take credit for and acknowledge their achievements.

 

All are welcome at this free event; however space is limited so register early!


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