Brain Food Featured Lecturers
Joyce Roche Brainfood March 12, 2014
Joyce Roché uses the term "impostor syndrome," a feeling of being a fraud and not deserving ones success to describe what she experienced during her climb up the professional ladder. In her book The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success(Berrett-Koehler, 2013), written with Alexander Kopelman, Roché shares her own lifelong struggle with impostor syndrome and uses her own experiences and those of other high-achieving leaders who have suffered from impostor syndrome to offer advice and coping strategies.
Roché, who serves as secretary of the Park Place Outreach Board of Directors, retired as CEO of Girls, Inc., a 145-year-old nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. She previously served as COO and president of Carson Products Company, now part of L’Oreal, and was the first female African-American vice president of Avon Products, where she oversaw global marketing.