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Articles to help understand Impostor Syndrome
Read Joyce's article on 3 Ways For Women to reach their personal and professional potential
By Joyce M. Roché | Feb 08, 2014

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See Joyce's latest interview in The Center for Creative Leadership
By Joyce M. Roché | Feb 08, 2014

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Read Joyce's latest interview with INC
By Joyce M. Roché | Feb 08, 2014

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Learn how the impostor syndrome can impact women when negotiating and learn Roche's suggestions for addresses these issues
By Joyce M. Roché | Nov 05, 2013

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Take The Impostor Syndrome Test
By Joyce M. Roché | Mar 04, 2013

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Joyce Roche: Leadership and Service
By Joyce M. Roché | Nov 26, 2012

Joyce Roche, Retired President of Girls Inc and author of the soon to be released "The Empress Has no Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success" talks about self confidence...

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You've Got to Be Like a Duck
By Joyce M. Roché | Apr 22, 2012

Over my many years in corporate America, one of my mantras became: "You've got to make like a duck--glide on the surface while paddling for all you're worth underneath."

As I have reflected on my experience with the impostor syndrome, I have often thought about the meaning of this phrase for me. In part, it was about the realities of getting ahead in the business world, where you really do have to work hard and always appear to be in control. But I have come to realize that more importantly the phrase was an expression of the fear of not fitting in that haunted me for so long.

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Comparing Your Insides to Other's Outsides - Understanding the Impostor Syndrome
By Joyce M. Roché | Feb 08, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, at a small gathering at a friend's house, I fell into conversation with a young man who is a very successful entrepreneur. He got very animated when I mentioned The Empress Has No Clothes. "Can I get an advance copy?" he said. "No matter how well the company does, I still feel like I'm playacting every time I go to a conference or sit on a panel."

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Why The Empress Has No Clothes Why The Empress Has No Clothes
By Joyce M. Roché | Nov 11, 2011

An African-American woman from a family of very modest means, I had, through hard work and perseverance, pulled myself up to unprecedented heights in Corporate America, becoming the first Black woman officer of a Fortune 500 corporation.

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