Overcome Imposter Syndrome: Own It & Move Forward


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This is the second session in the Strong and Impactful: Leadership Practices for Women Business Owners webinar series. Sign up for the series and save $10.

Do you chalk up your success to ‘luck’? Do you walk into a room and feel like the least qualified person in there? We often assume that people who appear to “have it together,” or who have achieved a certain level of success always feel like they deserve it. Yet, women business leaders at every level, academics and even celebrities on the world stage have all said they’ve felt like a “fraud.”

You don’t have to let imposter syndrome prevent you from exploring new opportunities and from taking credit for your own success!

In this powerful session you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and listen to women entrepreneurs discussing their real-life experiences. You will begin to examine imposter syndrome in a safe and supportive space. Whether you’ve experienced imposter feelings yourself or are simply curious about the topic, this session will ensure that you keep moving forward with confidence.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors, causes, predictors and negative outcomes of imposter syndrome.
  • Outline three strategies for minimizing the feelings that can cause imposter syndrome.
  • Work the steps to minimize feelings of being an imposter.

October 19 | 10am to 12pm PT

Facilitator: Susan Washington , Owner and Advisor at The Washington Group

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live sessions.

Open to everyone

About the Facilitator

Susan is an accomplished entrepreneur, educator, and coach committed to community, people, learning, collaboration & decolonization. As a white settler, reconciliation and ending marginalization / white supremacy culture is one of her top priorities and is not separate from her work or her life. Naming power dynamics and being part of the change is driven by the desire to contribute to a more equitable world.

Susan loves coaching, facilitating and mentoring with WEC and has done so for 10 + years. Self-directed change, like Susan went through when she left the academic world to start her own coaching and training business 20 years ago, takes courage, accountability, good planning, and support. Not to mention an honest look at yourself and the systemic barriers women and racialized/marginalized peoples face. Susan’s goal is to embody mindful changemaking. People often have too many priorities in a finite amount of time and can benefit from the principles of empathy, incrementalism, patience, effective thinking, emotional mastery, and powerful mental models diversity and have respect for the multi-dimensional nature of living sustainably. There are multiple complexities to lasting and inclusive change.

Susan holds a Master, Bachelor and Candidacy for Doctor in Education at the University of Toronto. A problem-solver, parent and community advocate, she is agile and believes in collaborative leadership for ever-changing environments, in both structured or consultative situations. Susan’s one piece of advice is: You can do a lot, just not all at once, or you’ll burn out, so sequence and timeline goals so that your aspirations have an achievable sequence.

Susan resides, with gratitude, on the unceded territories of the the ancestral, traditional land of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations., currently referred to as Vancouver, and is originally from Winnipeg.


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