Women’s Network – Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is a term which refers to individuals who, despite being high-achieving, fear that they are not good enough and / or do not deserve their success, they feel like a ‘fraud’. Contrary perhaps to what you might expect, it is common for academics to feel this and in particular women.


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On 8th November 2016, UEL’s Women’s Network ran an event on Impostor Syndrome which included a number of inspirational speakers including:

  • Professor Nora Ann Colton, Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Dame Mary Marsh – a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc and a member of the Governing Body at London Business School. Recently appointed as Chair of The Trustee Board at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and a Director of the Board of LSO (London Symphony Orchestra).
  • Nancy Scott, Senior Executive Recruiter with experience of internationally hiring executive, interim and non excutive roles in the public and private sector.


The event was well attended with over 80 staff from different Schools and services. It provided an opportunity to listen to the experiences of some inspirational women and how they have overcome challenges in their careers.

Further events are planned throughout the academic year. If you would like to get involved, please find further information on the Womens’ Network intranet page.

Please also find presentation providing an update on Athena SWAN progress at UEL.


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