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NU Women Workshop: Imposter Syndrome

Date/Time: Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Room T.10 (3.12), Stephenson Building, Newcastle University

**Internal event**

 This interactive workshop will explore 'Imposter Syndrome', a phrase coined in the late 1970s to describe an internal feeling of unworthiness which occurs despite external evidence of achievement and accomplishment. 
 It has been suggested that high achieving women are particularly vulnerable to this kind of self-doubt. During the session we will look at how Imposter Syndrome is recognised, how societal pressures on women can exacerbate the problem, and discuss the ways that such internal doubts can impact on our behaviour. We will also look at what we can do to manage feelings of imposterism and explore strategies to shore up our confidence.
 A buffet lunch will be available on arrival.
Please use the online registration form to register for the event.  We will be operating a reserve list for staff, so please let natalie.garvin@ncl.ac.uk know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible.