The Empress Has No Clothes

The Empress Has No Clothes

Conquering Self-doubt to Embrace Success

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Roché presents a self-help guide for aspiring business men and women. She focuses on what she calls "impostor syndrome," a distortion in the way we see ourselves when we hide from success and doubting our capabilities. It is the social anxiety whereby one feels they are a "fake" and going to get found out. The book starts with a short test to determine whether you suffer from the malady. Most of the book is about her experience with and overcoming the syndrome. She stresses how important it is to talk about the feelings of self-doubt, to not let bigoted assumptions trigger your self-doubts, and to break cycles of external validation. She also writes about why gender matters and other issues of discrimination, but at the same time describes "glass ceilings" as myths. She is a businesswoman who writes affirmatively of "climbing the ladder," which she did when she became the first African American vice president of Avon. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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You Deserve Your Success!

Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.

In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as “the impostor syndrome,” a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

You Deserve Your Success!

Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.

In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as “the impostor syndrome,” a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.


Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2013
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781609946364
1609946367
Characteristics: 204 pages ; 22 cm

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