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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome


Usha Rao, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Saint Joseph's University

Usha Rao, PhD

The term “imposter syndrome” entered the lexicon in the 1970s to describe the experiences of high-achieving women in academia and industry who attributed their success to sheer luck and reported feeling like frauds, in spite of a track record of outstanding accomplishments.

In this webinar, Dr. Usha Rao will address the roots of imposter syndrome and discuss the individual and structural aspects that contribute to the experience. She will offer practical solutions and actionable items that help to tackle the issue head on and reframe it to your advantage.

Duke graduate students can access this Association for Women in Science event for free through Duke's institutional membership, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to AWIS here.


Professional Development, Self Awareness