Wednesday Lunch Conversation: Building Confidence to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall 215

Do you find yourself attributing your successes to luck or timing? When you succeed, do you feel like you've fooled the people around you? These are common indicators of Imposter Syndrome. Those with Imposter Syndrome often attribute their accomplishments to luck rather than ability, and they fear that others will unmask them as a fraud or imposter. They doubt their ability to repeat past accomplishments. Imposter Syndrome not only negatively impacts your mental health, but it can impact your behavior and chances of future success. Managing impostor feelings is key for success in school, conducting research, the workplace and beyond. 

Facilitated by higher education doctoral students Anna Mpinga and Shasha Cui. Panelists include:
Nathan Harris, Assistant Professor, Warner School
Andrea Barrett, Executive Director, TEAM
Jessica Guzmán-Rea, Director, Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center
Bryan Gopaul, Assistant Professor, Warner School 

Lunch will be served.  Please arrive early to get food, so we may start the talk at noon.
For any accommodation needs, please contact Mary Judge at (585) 275-2454 or email

Tags: diversity, higher education, imposter syndrome, inclusion, Warner Wednesday Talk