Imposter Syndrome: What is holding you back?

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York University

11 Arboretum Ln

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North York , ON M3J 2S5

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The purpose of this event is to connect young women pursuing careers in STEM with professionals to learn from them.

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  • Do you feel as though you do not have sufficient knowledge and understanding of your area to work well in the project assigned?
  • Do you feel as though you're not making a positive difference in your work and not utilizing what you know?
  • Is the real reason why you feel like a “cheat” related to your performance or abilities? Or is it just your internal insecurities?

The purpose of this event is for young women pursuing a career in STEM to learn from professionals in the field the obstacles they faced and how they have tackled them relating to both education, work force, and culture. We aim to boost females confidence and strive towards equal opportunities in the future of work for women in STEM.

To accomplish this, WISE has partnered with hEr VOLUTION to bring various professionals who will share ideas, resources and experiences which aim to inspire and motivate young women who are studying in the STEM fields while connecting with each other for peer to peer support.

About WISE: Women in Science and Engineering is a York University club that aims to address the obstacles that women in science and engineering face in both an educational environment and in their fields of work. As a club, we run multiple series of events aiming towards a wide range of age groups, some of the events that we run include Explore Science, Ellehacks (the largest all-female hackathon in Canada), Go Eng Girl, Go Code Girl and many more yet to be disclosed.

Our club is inclusive, and we welcome both male and female contribution to the issues that face females in their career such as unequal pay. We look forward to meeting you this upcoming year and making history together.

About hEr VOLUTION: hEr VOLUTION is here to inspire and revolutionize the STEM industry and change the world, by encouraging girls and young women to pursue STEM-based careers and promotes stakeholder’s involvement in the support of STEM education in Canada.

Join us on September 24 to learn more about Imposter Syndrome with our guest speaker, Dr. Roopali Chawdhary.

"Imposter Syndrome" was coined in the 1970s by psychologists Dr. Pauline Clance and Dr. Suzanne Imes for the feeling or belief that your successes may be due to luck or "breaks", and not because of your own ability. You constantly feel like you have to prove yourself to others. On paper, you are an accomplished and successful individual; you've earned (or are in the process of earning) your degree, you have a job, you won that scholarship, BUT the fact is, you don't FEEL like you deserved any of it. You are not alone; Imposter Syndrome is more common than you think. In this workshop, we will explore these feelings of self doubt, why they occur, and what can you do to combat it.

Guest Speaker Bio: Dr. Roopali Chaudhary is a scientist, entrepreneur and a mental health advocate. Her education was completed in the Indian (in India and the Middle East) and the Canadian schooling systems. She earned her undergraduate degree specializing in Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto. She completed her MSc in Genetics from the University of Waterloo studying embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies), and her PhD in Cellular Biology from McMaster University researching inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mouse model. Her postdoctoral research was in Immunology evaluating the immune memory in food allergies (specifically peanut allergy) at Mcmaster University. Apart from being a scientist, Roopali has founded a not-for-profit named Lotus STEMM, which is a networking and a leadership platform for South Asian women in STEMM fields. Additionally, she owns a custom cake bakery named (C6H12O6)3 i.e.SugarKube, with a passion for science-themed cakes, and “edible” science communication.

  • Please register for the event today for a chance to win tickets to our upcoming hEr VOLUTION Conference held on November 9, 2019. 

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