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Women's Leadership Series presents: "Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Leadership: Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome"

Women are sometimes affected by self-created or environmentally-reinforced barriers that limit their success and/or performance. In this session, we will discuss two such barriers: stereotype threat and the imposter syndrome. Stereotype threat has been defined as the real or perceived risk (and anxiety that results) of confirming negative stereotypes about an individual’s racial, ethnic, gender, or other social/cultural group. Impostor syndrome is when an individual doubts their abilities and accomplishments and has a persistent worry about being exposed as fraudulent. We will describe these phenomena and briefly provide examples from the literature but focus most of the session on sharing personal stories and research-supported strategies to overcome these barriers. 

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

College of Education (Statesboro Campus), Room 2148
275 C.O.E. Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458

Event Type

Lectures and Guest Speakers


Statesboro Campus


College of Arts and Humanities


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