March Event: Why Smart People Feel Like Impostors and How to Thrive In Spite of It


Millions of people around the world from executives to PhDs to A-list celebrities secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome and Dr. Valerie Young has the cure.

Event Recap >

Read what Darlene Crane says in anticipation of the event

Read what Cindy F. Solomon says about Confronting Imposter Syndrome

Read Storify: Dr. Valerie Young Speaks at Tech Women at SV Forum March Event

Call for Tech Women Event Volunteers

The SV Forum Tech Women Program Marketing Team is looking for volunteers to adopt micro-roles that will assist us in providing a more robust event experience for attendees. All volunteers get free entry to the event for which they provide support.

Listed below are a number of micro-roles to be filled before, during and after each event.

1) Post-event Blogger

  • Write a recap after event and send to TWP Marketing Director for posting to SV Forum Tech Women blog.
  • Post should be submitted for publication within 3 days after event.
  • Include photos and video from event (if available).

2) Twitter

  • Tweet (and retweet) to promote the event using the SV Forum Twitter account.
  • Tweet event highlights during or post-event.
  • Twitter Account: @SVFTechWomen | #svftechwomen | #svftw

3) Facebook

  • Post/promote events to SV Forum Tech Women Facebook group before the event.
  • Post status updates to the SVFTechWomen Facebook group during and after the event.

4) YouTube

  • If permission is granted by the event venue to video an event, take short videos of event and interview speakers/attendees for comments.
  • Post to SV Forum Tech Women YouTube account.
  • YouTube Channel:

5) Photos

  • If permission is granted for photos, take photos at event and send to TWP Marketing Director for posting to SV Forum Tech Women blog.
  • You need to have your own camera with good quality reproduction.

6) Promote Events in your group

  • Post event announcements (link to registration) to your group board or mailing list.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles, please contact Jennie Hou at 408.806.2063 or Thank you!

TechWomen of SVForum is a group of successful women and men who are interested in creating an environment of success for women and girls to achieve results beyond their wildest expectations. Our subgroup, the Tech Girls Program, is focused on issues facing girls in STEM (see mission statement for details.)

We are part of the SVForum non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley, CA. We run monthly programs typically focused on topics of interest to, and issues facing, women in technology.

SVForum Tech Women’s Program Mission:

SVForum Tech Women’s Program offers developmental activities focused on empowering women in technology and encouraging girls to pursue education in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) that will prepare them for a broad range of career opportunities.

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