How to Thrive in Spite of Impostor Syndrome

March 09, 2018

In honour of International Women's Day, Dr. Valerie Young ( will be joining us for an interactive workshop on how to deal with Imposter Syndrome and we'll take some time to mingle and network as well. This event is open to people of all genders!

So, you may be asking, what's Imposter Syndrome and do I have it?

Here's the Imposter Syndrome Quiz from

  • Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error?
  • Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can?”
  • Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your “ineptness?”
  • When you do succeed, do you secretly feel like you fooled them again?
  • Do you worry that it’s just a matter of time before you’re “found out?”

If so, join the club!

Millions of people around the world from CEOs to Ph.D.s, to Academy Award Winning actors secretly believe they’re not as bright or capable as everyone “thinks” they are. It’s called the Impostor Syndrome — or the Impostor Phenomenon as it is more accurately known in the world of psychology.

At this event, Valerie will help us all get a handle on these tricky thoughts that get in the way of enjoying our successes!

Event Schedule:
6:00-6:30pm -
Registration & Networking
6:30-8:00pm - Workshop with Dr. Valerie Young
8:00-8:30pm - Wrap up & Networking

Refreshments and canapes will be served.

Date: March 9, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20-$40
Location: BC Tech Innovation Hub
887 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click here

About Valerie Young:

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on the impostor syndrome and author of 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. Valerie has delivered her solution-oriented message to over 80,000 men and women at such diverse organizations as IBM, Merck, Boeing, Intel, Chrysler, Facebook, BP, Ernst & Young, McDonalds, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many more and her career-related advice has been featured in major business and popular media on five continents.


A big thank you to BC Tech Association for being the venue sponsor.