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Dr. Valerie Young Combats the Impostor Syndrome in Western Massachusetts

By October 1, 2019March 16th, 2021No Comments

As the first part of the women’s leadership event series, Dr. Valerie Young will be delivering an interactive presentation on the Impostor Syndrome at the Community Music School of Springfield on October 24th at 4:30p.m. Dr. Young will share what the Impostor Syndrome is, where it comes from, and the tools needed to overcome it.

You may know Dr. Young as she is local to the pioneer valley, but additionally, Dr. Young is an internationally known expert on Impostor Syndrome and 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 Business/Random House), now available in six languages.

Dr. Young has supported the work of the WFWM for over five years by training and educating women from the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI). She has lead in-depth sessions on public speaking, offering tangible tips and tools for improving confidence, clarity, and overcoming fear when communicating publicly or professionally. Dr. Young remains a dedicated and steadfast supporter of the WFWM and the LIPPI women.

Dr. Young emphasized that attendees, “will walk away with the information, the insight, and most importantly, the concrete tools they need to unlearn harmful impostor patterns so they—and their organization—can benefit from their full potential.”

The WFWM anticipates that this interactive presentation on Impostor Syndrome will be relevant for anyone, but could be especially helpful to women who are managing feelings of inadequacy. The Impostor Syndrome Seminar is open to all and individual tickets can be purchased for $10.00 on Parking is available in the MGM Parking Garage and metered parking is available on Main Street or State Street in Springfield. Registration for the event opens at 4:30 p.m. and the program will start at 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Impostor Syndrome Seminar event page to buy a ticket or visit our events calendar for other empowering events.