SoS 50- Hackademics Takes on Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Young is an internationally recognized expert on impostor syndrome. Her clients include such diverse organizations as Apple, Boeing, Merck, IBM, Intel, Facebook, Microsoft, Chrysler, BP, Blizzard Entertainment, Procter & Gamble, Merck, McDonald’s (Europe), Google, NASA, the USStates embassy in Canada, Society of Women Engineers,the National Cancer Institute, the Conference Board, and many more. Additionally, she’s spoken at over 85 colleges and universities including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, and Oxford. She also spoke at Cornell University Men of Color in STEM Symposium. Valerie is author of the award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Random House) now available in six languages and her advice to both men and women has appeared in dozens of major media outlets from India to Brazil including BBC radio, CNN Money, Time, Newsweek, Science,the Daily Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, and many more.No stranger to the corporate world, Valerie spent seven years in management in a Fortune 100 company before founding

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